Leith Sharp

Former Director, Harvard Green Campus Initiative, Cambridge, MA

Leith SHARP, Australia, established the Harvard Green Campus Initiative in Cambridge, Massachusetts in March of 2000, and served as director until the end of 2008. During her time at Harvard, Ms. Sharp created the largest green campus organization in the world, taking Harvard to the forefront as a global leader in campus sustainability. Ms. Sharp currently co-instructs the Harvard Extension School course, “Sustainability – The Challenge of Changing Our Institutions,” and sits on the governing committees and editorial boards of numerous organizations dedicated to greening higher education including AASHE and the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. Ms. Sharp holds an M.A. in human development and psychology from Harvard University, USA, and a B.S. in environmental engineering from the University of New South Wales, in Sydney.

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