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You can make Harvard a healthier, more sustainable community. Help us advance solutions to evolving global health and environmental challenges. Click the drop down menu to find ways to get involved!

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Resource Efficiency Program

The Resource Efficiency Program (REP) is an undergraduate peer-to-peer engagement program that focuses on sustainability and health and employs students to be thought leaders in their community. 

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Green Think

The Green Think Initiative is a think tank comprised of Harvard College first-year students that work on improving sustainability on campus.

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Council of Student Sustainability Leaders

The Council of Student Sustainability Leaders (CSSL) provides an opportunity for Harvard graduate and undergraduate students to work together with students from across Harvard on sustainability projects, connect and network with sustainability leaders, and provide feedback and recommendations on Harvard's climate, health, and sustainability initiatives. 

2021-2022 Council Members

Harvard Business School Student Sustainability Associate

Are you a first-year MBA student? Do you want to learn about the latest in Sustainability practices and making change at an organization while networking with like-minded classmates? If so, apply today to be a Student Sustainability Associate, where you will educate your peers on topics like environmental justice, energy reduction, and sustainable food while working on discrete projects to advance sustainability at the Harvard Business School (HBS) campus.

Check out SSAs' projects

Harvard Graduate School of Education Sustainability Fellow

Are you a Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) student committed to creating a more sustainable future at HGSE? Apply to be an HGSE Sustainability Fellow. As a fellow, you will work throughout the academic year alongside the HGSE Sustainability Manager to develop your individual or group project that will push our school to become even more sustainable. Students are encouraged to envision either more local campus projects or bigger picture projects that address the intersection between environmental sustainability and current challenges such as the impact of Covid-19 on education and childcare, the climate crisis, biodiversity loss, environmental justice, systemic racism, inequality and civic education.

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Internships

Check our Jobs & Opportunities page to apply for internships with the Office for Sustainability. 

You can also check with your career services office for internship and job opportunities in energy, sustainability, and environment fields. 

Climate Leaders Program for Professional Students at Harvard

The Climate Leaders Program for Professional Students at Harvard is a student-led, faculty-advised program for Masters and professional students across all Harvard graduate schools, developed in partnership with the Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE). 

This program provides students with a hands-on opportunity to engage with others across Harvard who share a professional interest in climate-related work, to mentor one another in their development as practitioners, and to develop professional skills and relationships that support their future careers. 

The Climate Leaders Program is open to professional graduate students enrolled at Harvard University for the entire 2021-2022 academic year. The program – which includes a weekend retreat at the Harvard Forest, dinners and workshops with leaders in the field, and a year-end event – will accept Master's students across the graduate schools, prioritizing students with a demonstrated interest in climate-related work. All members of the 2021-2022 cohort must be able to attend all sessions and must fully commit to actively contributing to the program throughout the year. This is a hands-on, student-driven program that requires cohort members to be engaged in actively developing and executing the program throughout the year. Please see www.climateleadersprogram.com for more information about the program and for a more detailed schedule.

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Apply for project and research funding

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Student Grants

Our Sustainability Student Grant Program funds creative projects that contribute to Harvard's commitment to climate and health, and which help create a more sustainable campus community. 

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Learn it

The Office for Sustainability is committed to supporting collaboration and learning both on and off campus. Click the drop down menu for sustainability resources!

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Partners

Follow our peers at the Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Business School (HBS), the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI), the Planetary Health Alliance, Harvard University Dining Services (HUDS), and the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics

 

 

Live It

Be part of an inclusive community that contributes to the intergenerational well-being of people and the planet. Click the drop down menu for tips and tricks to live sustainably on or off campus!

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Be well

Walk, bike, or opt for public transit

Reuse, compost, and recycle

Reduce energy and electricity use

  • Report drips and window leaks.
  • Wash clothes in cold water.
  • Take short showers.
  • Turn off lights, power down, and unplug electronics when not in use and especially during break