Harvard plans for ‘a more sustainable future’

Harvard launched a new five-year plan on October 22, 2014, aimed at improving the University’s environmental footprint, as well as the health and well-being of its students, faculty, and staff. The plan centers around five core topics: emissions and energy, campus operations, nature and ecosystems, health and well-being, and culture and learning.

In the plan’s introduction, Jack Spengler, Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation at Harvard School of Public Health, and William Clark of Harvard Kennedy School, write that sustainability at Harvard must include, “a robust community that supports the well-being of everyone who passes through our gates, even as we pursue our broader missions of research and teaching.” This plan offers “an opportunity for every member of our community to reflect on what role they can play in enhancing our collective well-being for a more sustainable future.”

Harvard University Sustainability Plan

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