Reduce energy and electricity use
Turn off lights (use LEDs), power down, and unplug electronics when not in use.
Compost and recycle
Use a reusable mug or water bottle
Get discounts at participating locations; and use filtered water stations across campus to refill your bottle.
Apply for project funding
Get funding for your creative ideas with help from a Student Sustainability Grant.
Wash clothes in cold
Take shorter showers
The average shower uses 20 gallons of water! Try shaving a few minutes off yours to save water, and the energy used to heat it.
Reduce food waste
Practice mindfulness when selecting food in dining halls. Wasting food wastes the energy and water used in producing and transporting it.
Walk, bike, or opt for public transit
It's good for the environment and your health! Bicycle storage and racks can be found campus. Harvard also sponsors 12 Hubway bike share stations (and offers a discount), and the Harvard Shuttle is tracked in real time and takes you around campus.
Apply to be a leader on the Council of Student Sustainability Leaders, browse the Harvard Center for the Environment's Course Guide, and attend events and talks on energy, sustainability, and the environment.
Explore internships and careers
Check out the Office of Career Services for internship and job opportunities in energy, sustainability, and environment fields.
Take five minutes to complete five small actions before you leave for the weekend or break.
Take the lead on greening your work space and follow the easy do-it-yourself guides.
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.
Designed by the Harvard School of Public Health, the Healthy Eating Plate helps you create healthy, balanced, and flavorful meals.
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.
Working in a sustainability-related field or industry? Send an email to email@example.com and we may feature you as a Harvard "Greenpreneur."
The Harvard Alumni Alliance for the Environment is the Harvard Alumni Association shared interest group dedicated to sustainability and the environment.
A networking group for Harvard students, staff, faculty, and alumni that are involved with or interested in campus sustainability initiatives.
Most events are free and open to the Harvard community, so if you're in the Cambridge area stop by.
Discover green initiatives and projects by School.
Harvard alumni may post jobs and internships to Crimson Careers free of charge. Find talented, motivated Harvard students interested in working in energy and the environment.