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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.

Harvard University District Energy

Learn more about Harvard's District Energy system. 

In September 2006, one of Harvard's recycling trucks was converted to run on waste vegetable oil from Annenberg Dining Hall. The project, first proposed by two students, was implemented by Harvard Recycling, HGCI, and the Harvard Transportation...
Did you know that Harvard’s Facilities Maintenance Operations (FMO) Custodial Services is the only cleaning service at Harvard — or across Massachusetts — to have achieved Green Seal™ certification, an industry mark of...
More than 70 percent of pollen and honey samples collected from foraging bees in Massachusetts contain at least one neonicotinoid , a class of pesticide that has been implicated in Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), in which adult bees abandon their...

At Harvard, as part of our organic landscaping and maintenance program, staff are creating compost tea.

Harvard's Office for Sustainability and the Built Environment & Health Student Consortium at the Harvard T.H. Chan School recently sponsored the Re(Design) Innovation Challenge , a case competition asking student teams to submit redesigns of a...