Sustainability

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.

Read Harvard's sustainability report

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.

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