Director of the Harvard University Office for Sustainability
Heather Henriksen is the Director of the Harvard University Office for Sustainability.
Heather leads a University-wide initiative that brings together students, faculty and staff across Harvard’s 13 schools and dozens of central administrative departments to set and achieve goals for a healthier, more efficient and sustainable campus. Working with the Executive Vice President, and an Executive Committee commissioned by President Drew Faust, she and her team have built a robust stakeholder engagement and governance structure responsible for implementing Harvard’s science-based greenhouse gas reduction goal and the creation of the first five-year Sustainability Plan. By cultivating partnerships with faculty and researchers, they are focused on using the campus to develop scalable solutions that enhance the well-being of the entire campus community.
Heather co-chairs a working group of the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) and the Sustainability Working Group for the Council of Ivy Presidents, and serves on the Executive Committee of Solution Generation. In coordination with Harvard’s Executive Vice President, she manages the Higher Education Working Group of the Boston Green Ribbon Commission and serves on the City of Cambridge’s Compact for a Sustainable Future Steering Committee and Net Zero Task Force. Outside of Harvard, Heather is a partner of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), a member of the Board of Trustees of Phillips Brooks House Association and previously served on Secretary Napolitano’s Sustainability and Efficiency Task Force, Department of Homeland Security. She holds a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Connect with Heather: @Green_HAH
Connect with Sustainability at Harvard: green.harvard.edu, @GreenHarvard