Our campus is part of the solution.

We are bringing our students, faculty, and staff together to use the campus and our surrounding community as a test bed to incubate exciting ideas and pilot promising new solutions to real-world challenges threatening the health of people and the planet — at Harvard and across the world

Our community is working on-the-ground and across disciplines. They are generating new discoveries that can be used to inform the University’s implementation of our Sustainability Plan in ways that can be replicated and applied on the local, regional, and global level. 


Our living lab initiatives are focused in three areas:

Campus Sustainability Innovation Fund

A new $700,000 fund to support student research projects that tackle challenges faced directly on campus or in the community, and lead to the application of new sustainability strategies. 

Climate Solutions Living Lab Course and Research Project

A three-year, multi-disciplinary course and research project led and designed by Harvard faculty to study and implement practical solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions at Harvard, throughout the United States, and abroad. 

Student Grants

A program which provides seed funding for student projects that contribute to Harvard's commitment to climate and health, and which help create a more sustainable campus community.


Explore our Living Lab work:

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