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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. 

Find your REP

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. 

Learn more about CSSL

Harvard Business School Student Sustainability Associate

The Harvard Business School (HBS) Student Sustainability Associate (SSA) Program, founded in 2006, is the school’s peer-to-peer education program that promotes sustainable living and working on campus. SSAs (one per RC section) are hired each year to connect with their peers and engage them in conserving energy and water, reducing waste and promoting health and well-being through activities and information sharing.

Learn more about SSA

Harvard Graduate School of Education Sustainability Fellow

Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) Sustainability Fellows work alongside the HGSE Sustainability Manager to develop individual projects that will push the School to become even more sustainable. Past projects have included highlighting global migration spurred on by climate change, raising awareness about how disability and planetary health are intertwined, waste diversion on campus, planning for a food pantry for food insecure students, and a (virtual) bike week.  

Learn more about the HGSE Sustainability Fellows

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. 

Learn more about CLP

Harvard Climate Circle

Building a climate venture? Harvard connected? Harvard Climate Entrepreneurs Circle is a selective incubation program for climate ventures with emerging traction.

Learn more about the Harvard Climate Entrepreneurs Circle

Harvard Creating Climate Ventures

Want to create a climate venture? Join the Creating Climate Ventures class at the Harvard i-lab

For people who want to found a climate start up to tackle climate change, but do not yet have an idea or whose idea is nascent. Class is held virtually and is open to Harvard students, alums, faculty and staff.

Register here


 

 

 

 

 

 

Apply for project and research funding

Click the drop down menu to learn more about how 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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Office for Sustainability

Office of the Vice Provost for Climate and Sustainability

The Office of the Vice Provost for Climate and Sustainability (VPCS) functions across the University to accelerate and coordinate research and education on climate change, the environment, and sustainability.

James H. Stock, a Harvard professor and economist known for his expertise on energy and environmental policy, has been named the University’s inaugural vice provost for climate and sustainability.

See VPCS internal funding opportunities

Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

The Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability at Harvard is a groundbreaking new entity that will advance and catalyze research programs across all of Harvard’s Schools, turn climate research into real-world climate solutions, and enable comprehensive cross-University education in climate and the environment.

Building on work developed over decades at Harvard, the Salata Institute will launch in fall 2022 and be led by Vice Provost for Climate and Sustainability Jim Stock with a mission to develop and promote durable, effective, and equitable solutions to the climate-change challenges confronting humanity. The Institute was made possible by a $200 million gift in June 2022 from Melanie and Jean Eric Salata.

Learn more about the Salata Institute

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!

live it

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