HARC works to find sustainability solutions to problems that demand balancing environmental quality, economic health and social equity. HARC supports the implementation of policies and technologies that promote sustainability and are based on scientific principles.
HARC’s organizational culture defines how its leaders and employees pursue and communicate the organization’s vision, mission, and goals. HARC’s culture is linked to the sustainability philosophies of HARC’s founder—George P. Mitchell, HARC’s mission, and the not-for-profit nature of the organization.
Just as sustainability can be envisioned as a three-legged stool, HARC’s vision can be stated in three parts:
- A world in which natural resources are used sustainably and are equitably distributed;
- An economy that ensures well being for this and future generations; and
- A society that is engaged in the stewardship of nature.
HARC’s mission is to provide independent analysis on energy, air, and water issues to people seeking scientific answers and to operate as a research hub finding solutions for a sustainable future.
HARC contributes to a sustainable future in which people thrive and nature flourishes. HARC conducts its work in a principled and agile manner and affiliates itself with people and organizations that care about a broad, overall view or perspective of an issue or problem.