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.

SSA applications for the 2020/2021 school year are now open. Applications are due by September 14th, 2020. This program is open to RCs at HBS. Please apply here.

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



2019/2020 SSA members

Section F, MBA 2021
Section G, MBA 2021
Section E, MBA 2021
Section B, MBA 2021
Section C, MBA 2021
Section J, MBA 2021
Section D, MBA 2021
Section I, MBA 2021
Section A, MBA 2021
Section H, MBA 2021