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Confronting the global challenges of climate change and sustainability requires a response across disciplines and across sectors.

In addition to collaborating with other higher education institutions, Harvard is partnering with government, non-profit organizations, and private businesses to identify solutions and shared opportunities that will lead to lasting change.

Boston Green Ribbon Commission

The Boston Green Ribbon Commission (GRC) was established to provide advice and counsel to the City of Boston on the design and implementation of its Climate Action Plan. Commission members are also working to align the resources of the key sectors, serving as advocates and showing their peers what progress looks like by adopting and promoting leading efficiency and clean energy practices.

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International Sustainable Campus Network

Harvard is a charter signatory to the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN). The mission of the ISCN is to provide a global forum to support leading colleges, universities, and corporate campuses in the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability in research and teaching.

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Ivy Plus Sustainability Collaborative

Harvard actively participates in the Ivy+ Sustainability Collaborative, whose mission is to mobilize the collective voice, experience, and resources of its 30+ member institutions to support and learn from each other – in order to advance sustainability on their campuses, in the higher education field, and beyond.

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