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organic landscaping

In spite of their “greenness”, lawns can be huge burdens on the environment. During summer try watering and mowing your lawn less often. You will conserve water, release fewer greenhouse gases, and save money. 

Living Lab: Rethinking Campus Operations

In this video we explore how staff work every day at Harvard to reduce the environmental footprint of campus operations.

Environmental health scientist and instructor Gary Adamkiewicz tells us what to watch out for in our foods.

There are no ifs, whys or butts about Harvard Kennedy School's new smoke-free policy. As of March 1, the entire HKS campus is smoke-free, meaning that smoking is prohibited inside any campus building or outside on HKS grounds, including the...
From the calming and relaxing properties of lavender, to the antiviral offerings of lemon balm the Harvard Countway Community Garden offers a wealth of medicinal herbs in the heart of Boston’s urban medical area. On September 27, a bright and...
Co-hosted by the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of HLS, Community Servings, and the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action, this year’s Food as Medicine Symposium brought together a number of professionals from all over the...

Here are 5 tips from our friends on the Harvard Longwood Campus EcoOpportunity Team to help you have a more sustainable Thanksgiving. 

Recent efforts to make healthy eating a default choice include making nutrition education more accessible to children and adults, incentivizing the purchase and consumption of