At Harvard, we believe universities have an "accountability to the future"—a special role and a special responsibility in confronting the challenges of climate change and environmental sustainability. Our entire community of students, staff and faculty are dedicated to advancing solutions to these global challenges both through cutting-edge academic research and by translating research into action on campus. 

Our Vision

Harvard is committed to developing and maintaining an environment that enhances human health and fosters a transition toward sustainability. MORE

Our Goals

University-wide sustainability goals provide a clear roadmap for building a healthier, more resilient campus. More


The successful implementation of Harvard’s sustainability goals and initiatives requires an unprecedented level of collaboration and coordination among the University’s decentralized and diverse community. More

External Partnerships

We partner with our peers in the government, higher education, non-profit and private sectors to amplify our impact.

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


On October 22, 2012 President Drew Faust announced the release of Harvard’s first-ever university-wide Sustainability Impact Report.

The interactive, online report is updated annually to show the progress the university community has made toward a healthier, more sustainable and resilient campus.

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Harvard has been recognized for its leadership in sustainability by a wide variety of external organizations and institutions. More