Harvard Forward is a coalition of alumni, students, and faculty seeking to address both the symptoms and the causes of Harvard's insufficient response to the climate crisis.
We are working to elect 5 candidates to the Board of Overseers to move Harvard toward divesting from fossil fuels, committing more resources to climate-focused initiatives, including recent alumni into our governance, and giving a greater voice to students.
Harvard Forward emerged from widespread frustration that Harvard is falling behind in its response to the climate crisis when its affiliates have repeatedly called on the University to demonstrate leadership in the fight against climate change. Looking at the bigger picture, we noticed that the University is out of step with the people it is meant to serve because its governance structure excludes necessary perspectives. We want to change that.
We are a coalition of alumni, students, and faculty from all Harvard schools and a broad range of Harvard eras. What unites us is a sense of duty to hold the University to a higher standard, a desire to see Harvard become an indisputable leader in combating the climate crisis, and a conviction that more inclusive governance structures will benefit the institution and all of its affiliates. Anyone fighting to make Harvard a better place is our ally.
WHERE WE STARTED
WHO WE ARE
To expand the reach of Harvard Forward, our organizers founded The Boarding School, a non-profit organization with the mission of recruiting and training young people to serve on boards of organizations that directly impact their lives. While Harvard Forward is our focus through May 2020, the future holds exciting new possibilities to encourage more and more people to make their voices heard.
WHERE WE'RE GOING
READY TO JOIN US?
The first step to getting our candidates on the Board of Overseers ballot is obtaining 2,936 petition signatures from Harvard alumni. If you're a Harvard degree-holder, please sign the petition to support our slate.