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Who We Are

The entire Harvard Law School community, including students, faculty, and staff, drives the campus’s sustainability efforts.  Some of the key partners in advancing these efforts include:

Francis McCrossan, Dean for Administration, oversees the Law School’s commitment to the University’s sustainability principles,  particularly the University Greenhouse Gas Goal.
John Arciprete, Director of Facilities and Bill Stanton, Energy Manager, develop and implement building improvement projects.
Elizabeth Marble Caton, Environmental Sustainability Manager, from the Harvard Office for Sustainability, leads community engagement, outreach and communications initiatives.
Dining and Custodial Services Staff provide crucial daily support to HLS’s sustainability efforts.

In addition, dozens of additional staff, students, and faculty are involved through our Green Team, Green Living Program, Green Office Program, Green Early Interview Program, and other initiatives.

Our Goals

Sustainability Plan adopted in 2004 define Harvard’s vision for a healthier, more sustainable campus. Driven by science and our responsibility to act, University-wide goals and commitments have been established that lay out a clear roadmap for reducing the impact of campus operations:

Goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2016 from a 2006 baseline, including growth.

Green Building Standards ensure that all sustainable design and environmental targets are vetted and achieved in a cost-effective manner.

What We Have Accomplished

Our actions are adding up!  The Harvard Law School has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions 26% including growth (i.e. construction and renovations) and 45% excluding growth as of fiscal year 2015.  Visit the Harvard Sustainability Impact Report for University-wide data and metrics.