Harvard is modeling the pathway to a healthier, fossil fuel–free future that enhances the well-being of people and the planet.

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Acting on Science: Harvard Sustainability Report

From acting aggressively to reduce emissions, waste, and water usage, to food donation, renewable energy investment, and climate resiliency partnerships with Cambridge and Boston, Harvard's students, faculty, and staff are creating a healthier, more resilient, and fossil fuel–free community.

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Arboretum gets a solar boost

The Weld Hill Solar Project is the third solar installation erected at the Arboretum as part of the University’s institutional commitment to sustainable development and fighting climate change. When completed in fall 2019, the project will provide up to 30 percent of the energy used by the Weld Hill Research and Education Building in Roslindale. On about 1.2 acres adjacent to the facility, the solar project marks the most ambitious sustainability initiative to date for the Arboretum, and for the University. Read more about the Weld Hill Solar Project in the Harvard Gazette.

A house that produces energy

The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities’ House Zero project transformed a pre-1940s house in Cambridge into a model for ultra-efficiency, using as little energy, materials, and resources as possible. The new house will produce more energy than it consumes with zero carbon emissions, while serving as a learning center for students and as a testing ground for emerging technologies. Read a Q&A with Ali Malkawi, founding director of the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities.