Harvard Office for Sustainability
Accelerating Action for a sustainable future
A holistic approach to address climate, equity, and health
Working to protect the climate and environment, advance a more equitable society, and promote the wellbeing of people at Harvard and beyond.
How We Power
Accelerating a fossil fuel-free Harvard and world.
How We Build
Harvard is accelerating sustainable building to enhance health, productivity, equity, and quality of life on…
How We Operate
Harvard is accelerating new systems that enable healthier, low-carbon living—creating systems that can be scaled…
How We Lead
Harvard is generating and leveraging innovative knowledge to advance solutions to the climate crisis and…
Fossil Fuel-Free by 2050, Fossil Fuel-Neutral by 2026
Learn more about Harvard’s Fossil Fuel-Free by 2050 Goal (Goal Zero).
The Harvard Healthier Building Academy
The University is taking steps to eliminate harmful chemicals on campus
We are enhancing the health, productivity, and quality of life of our students, faculty, and staff by making smart, informed decisions about the design and maintenance of our built environment.
Facts and Figures
How we’re modeling sustainability
Harvard Living Lab
Harvard is uniting students, faculty, and staff to unlock the campus’s potential as a test…
Harvard’s Sustainable Building Standards
Harvard’s Sustainable Building Standards incorporate holistic requirements for significant emissions reductions, better indoor air quality,…
Connect with Sustainability at Harvard
Connect and get involved with sustainability groups and initiatives at Harvard.
Healthful and Sustainable Food
Harvard pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from food by 25% by 2030.
Harvard is developing and investing in sustainable modes of transportation, ensuring that walking, cycling, and…
Sustainable Water Management
Harvard aims to reduce University-wide potable water use and pollution.
At Harvard, we aim to sustainably manage all waste streams—including plastics, recyclables, and organics, as…
Data and Sustainability Progress
We are using data to uncover new insights and drive continual improvements in how we operate our campus.
Sustainability at Harvard
Whether you are a student, staff member, alum, or simply interested in learning more about sustainability at Harvard, there are many opportunities to get involved and take action.
Harvard’s updated Sustainability Action Plan identifies priorities, strategies
Sustainability Spotlight: Amna Pervaiz
Sustainability Spotlight: Harshika Bisht
Sustainability Spotlight: Sneha Harsh
Sustainability Spotlight: Viviana Urra
Sustainability Spotlight: Q&A with Charles Hua ’23
How climate change may threaten soil’s ability to capture carbon