Discover the ways we are operating sustainably
Harvard is accelerating new systems that enable healthier, low-carbon living—creating systems that can be scaled and adopted more broadly.
The systems that form the foundations of how we live—from how we get around to how we eat—often perpetuate unsustainable practices. More than 34 million Americans are food insecure, lacking access to healthy nourishing food. Across the globe, transportation accounts for 37% of CO2 emissions from end-use sectors.
Harvard is approaching these challenges by developing new systems and practices, and modeling sustainable operations that lead to healthier, more equitable communities.
Healthful and Sustainable Food
Harvard pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from food by 25% by 2030 as part…
Harvard is developing and investing in sustainable modes of transportation, ensuring that walking, cycling, and…
At Harvard, we aim to sustainably manage all waste streams—including plastics, recyclables, and organics, as…
Sustainable Water Management
Harvard aims to reduce University-wide potable water use and pollution.
Scope 3 Emissions
Harvard is addressing Scope 3 emissions, also known as value chain emissions, which are caused by activities such as construction, business travel, food, and purchasing.
Sustainable Purchasing Guide
The Sustainable Purchasing Guide is a reference to help people who have influence over departmental purchases make informed choices that will contribute to a more sustainable future.
Sustainable Meetings and Events
Take your meeting to the next level by checking out this Sustainable Meeting and Event Tips, developed by a team of students and staff from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Office for Sustainability.