Harvard’s Sustainability Action Plan is a high-level vision and framework that outlines how we will meet our sustainability mission.
Addressing Climate, Equity and Health
This Plan offers a holistic approach: Harvard is addressing climate change and the environment, equity and health in an integrated, interconnected way, rather than as separate issues.
Together, we will reimagine and redefine how we power, how we build, how we operate, and how we lead.
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…
Engaging the Harvard Community
We are engaging our faculty, students, and staff from across Harvard’s Schools, Institutes and Business Units—a community of more than 50,000 people—to continue to leverage our campus as a living laboratory where we invent, test, and validate new systems and practices. Beyond our campus, Harvard is tapping its more than 400,000 alumni to help scale this important work within business, government, and society.
This Sustainability Action Plan benefited from a robust stakeholder engagement process between 2020-2022, which included faculty, senior administrators, facilities and operations teams, student leaders, alumni, and external experts. View the list of stakeholders who contributed to the Sustainability Action Plan.
Harvard’s updated Sustainability Action Plan identifies priorities, strategies
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