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 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.
The Green Think Initiative is a think tank comprised of Harvard College first-year students that work on improving sustainability on campus.
Each semester, Green Think members develop a project together with a sophomore coordinator to the group advised by the Office for Sustainability Undergraduate Education & Outreach Coordinator. Initiatives from past years range from installing bioretention gardens to getting dual flush handles on campus.