The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is committed to operating and maintaining the Greenway parks through sustainable landscape practices.
When speaking about the landscape, “sustainable” is often used interchangeably with “organic”. The goal of a sustainable landscape is a net-zero “environmental footprint”. A sustainable landscape demonstrates a harmonious relationship between the natural and created environment. Proper soil management, plant health and resilience, air and water quality, and resource conservation are all part of designing, installing and maintaining a sustainable landscape.
Organic practices are the core of a sustainable landscape. Organic means avoiding the use of toxic pesticides, herbicides and fungicides for horticultural care, and avoiding toxic chemicals or compounds for maintaining or repairing hard surfaces.
To be truly sustainable, the Conservancy looks beyond the landscape. Our park environment is closely tied to our social and economic environments. We must use the land and our public spaces in ways that ensure the same or better conditions for future generations.
To us this means beautiful, green healthy landscapes; healthy communities and community building through programming, and the ability to maintain both by securing a responsible, healthy financial base and practices.