GREEN is the new Crimson

The foundation of Sustainability at Harvard is collaborative decision-making and a clearly defined administrative leadership and organizational management framework to engage and empower students, staff and faculty across every one of Harvard’s Schools and administrative departments.

This governance structure was created to foster continuous improvement and coordinated decision-making, and to ensure that all stakeholders have a voice in policy development through active participation in planning and implementation efforts.

The Office for Sustainability convenes and manages the university-wide committees and working groups that represent hundreds of stakeholders from across the university. These teams meet regularly to brainstorm strategies and goals that will drive continuous improvement over the long-term. By creating opportunities to work across disciplines and between sectors the entire University is focused on creating solutions for a more sustainable future that can be replicated at Harvard and beyond.

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