The Resource Efficiency Program (REP) is a peer education program based in Harvard's undergraduate Houses and Dorms. REP representatives, REPs for short, educate their peers on issues such as energy, waste, water, food, and more through fun, personal, community-building events, competitions, and campaigns.
Additionally, REPs advocate for programmatic efforts such as composting, swapping light bulbs for energy-efficient LEDs, and reducing food waste. The program also works with the administration to help make facilities and operations more sustainable.
The mission of Harvard University Housing's Sustainable Community Program is to educate and empower residents on the importance of a sustainable lifestyle. The occupant engagement program provides residents with educational resources, leadership training, inspiration through various media, art, hands-on activities, and challenges, as well as customized events and programming.
The Harvard Law School Green Living Program began in 2005 as a peer-to-peer education initiative that promotes sustainable living in HLS residence halls and elsewhere on campus. Six Green Living Representatives ("Reps") connect with fellow students about energy and water conservation, waste reduction, and other topics through activities and information sharing. In addition, Reps take on independent projects designed to help students reduce their environmental impacts. The program is supported by HLS Facilities Management and is coordinated through the Office for Sustainability.
The Student Sustainability Associates (SSAs) is a peer-to-peer educational program that employs ten MBA students committed to promoting sustainable living among the student body. The program focuses on energy and water conservation, recycling, composting and waste reduction.
The SSAs work to encourage sustainable behaviors through activities, campaigns and information sharing in each HBS dorm and the student common areas. They also suggest infrastructure and policy improvements to reduce environmental impact on campus.