There is now composting in all freshman dorms. Learn how you can do your part. 

Watch Cliff's Tips

Cliff Goertemiller, College '17, gives tips on how to live sustainably at Harvard.

Use a reusable mug or water bottle

Get discounts at participating locations; and use filtered water stations across campus to refill your bottle. 

Fund your creative idea

Apply for a Student Sustainability Grant from the Office for Sustainability.

Wash clothes in cold

Washing in cold water uses 1/10th of the energy of washing in hot. 

Take shorter showers

The average shower uses 20 gallons of water! Try shaving a few minutes off yours. 

Use LEDs

The Undergraduate Resource Efficiency Program provides free LED bulbs! 


Shut Down for Weekends and Holiday Breaks

Take five minutes to complete five small actions before you leave for the weekend or break. 


Green your office

Take the lead on greening your work space and follow the easy do-it-yourself guides.


Enjoy car free commuting

Discounts, partnerships, and events give our community the tools to reduce emissions and lead a healthier lifestyle by taking advantage of a wide range of sustainable transportation options. 


Follow the Healthy Eating Plate

Designed by the Harvard School of Public Health, the Healthy Eating Plate helps you create healthy, balanced, and flavorful meals.


Participate in Healthy Harvard

As a Harvard staff member you have access to a variety of health and wellness resources that can help you stay positive and healthy year-round. Try joining Harvard on the Move which sponsors weekly walks and runs for both beginners and experienced runners and walkers.



Donate and swap unwanted office supplies, books, clothes, and other items at Freecycle events or your local Freecycle area. 



Tell us your story

Working in a sustainability-related field or industry? Send an email to and we may feature you as a Harvard "Greenpreneur."


Connect with other Alumni

The Harvard Alumni Alliance for the Environment is the Harvard Alumni Association shared interest group dedicated to sustainability and the environment. 


Connect with OFS on LinkedIn 

A networking group for Harvard students, staff, faculty, and alumni that are involved with or interested in campus sustainability initiatives.


Check out sustainability-related events on campus

Most events are free and open to the Harvard community, so if you're in the Cambridge area stop by.


Find out what your alma mater is doing

Discover green initiatives and projects by School.