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. Ten 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.

We're now accepting SSA applications for the 2019/2020 academic year. You must be a RC student at HBS to apply.

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SSA Green Cup Challenge

The SSAs oversee the annual Green Cup Challenge, a series of sustainability themed competitions and events hosted throughout the year. First-year MBA sections compete, for nearly $1000 cash prize awarded at the end of the year, by having the most participation in activities such as:

  • Climate Week
  • Water Taste Test Challenge
  • Compost Trivia Night
  • "The Garbage Games"
  • HBS Annual Clothing Swapaganza
  • Wear Green on Earth Day
  • Reusable Mug Competition
  • Winter Shutdown Checklist & Sustainability Pledge



2018/2019 SSA members

MBA/JD 2022, Section A
MBA 2020, Section B
MBA 2020, Section C
MBA 2020, Section D
MBA 2020, Section E
MBA 2020, Section F
MBA 2020, Section G
MBA 2020, Section H
MBA 2020, Section I
MBA 2020, Section J