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Sustainability Standards

The Office for Sustainability is committed to raising the standard of sustainability at Harvard. From the chemicals we use to clean our buildings, to the materials we use to construct state-of-the-art buildings, we are ensuring our operational choices are informed and intentional to contribute to a healthier, more sustainable future on our campus and beyond.


Upcoming Sustainability Events

April

18

Thursday
12:00 pm-1:45 pm GMT+0000

Open to the Public

See-food @ Harvard Earth Day Event

Earth Day
Food
seafood

Join us on Thu Apr 18 2024 at 12:00 PM at the Harvard Science Center Plaza for a fun-filled seafood event celebrating Earth Day. Take bites of delicious seafood samples prepared by Harvard chefs while learning how to be climate-adaptive sea-foodies, guided by New England’s leading seafood sustainability organizations. Experience the fun of blind-tasting games and win surprise prizes! This event is open to everyone, and we encourage you to stay through the whole event. However, tasting samples are limited, so be sure to reserve your spot now!

April

19

Friday
9:45 am-12:00 pm GMT+0000

Open to the Public

Charles River Clean-Up

Charles River
Earth Day
Pollution
April

22

Monday
12:00 pm-2:00 pm GMT+0000

Open to Harvard Community

Earth Day Festival at HU Longwood

Earth Day
Longwood

Harvard community members are invited to stop by the Countway Community Garden at Longwood on Monday, April 22, from noon to 2 pm for information on sustainability, garden activities, snacks, and giveaways! Meet with Harvard Recycling, C-CHANGE, Restaurant Associates, Harvard University Dining Services, Longwood Consortium, and the event sponsors Countway Library, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

April

15

Multi-day Event

Celebrating Birds: A Papier Mâché Workshop

In this workshop, you will use museum specimens to inspire your own avian creation. Over five half days, artist Gail Boyajian will guide you from start to finish as you build and paint a papier mâché bird from scratch, using everyday materials.

We will complement the art-making process with visits to the museum galleries as well as the ornithology research collections.

April

24

Wednesday
8:00 am-5:00 pm GMT+0000

Open to the Public

BisNow: Building a Sustainable Boston: Carbon Footprint, BERDO 2.0 & Emerging Green Technology

BisNow
Chief Sustainability Officer
Heather Henriksen
Sustainable Building

Hear from Harvard Chief Sustainability Officer Heather Henriksen as she speaks on a panel about partnerships and sustainable building at Bisnow’s “Building a Sustainable Boston: Carbon Footprint, BERDO 2.0 & Emerging Green Technology.”

April

18

Thursday
12:00 pm-2:00 pm GMT+0000

Open to the Public

Earth Day Celebration on Science Center Plaza

Earth Day
Harvard Office for Sustainability

Join the Harvard Office for Sustainability for an Earth Day Event on Thursday, April 18 from 12 to 2pm on the Science Center Plaza. Learn from and connect with Harvard groups tabling at the event.