Harvard offers myriad opportunities for involvement in environmental action on every level. Students work on sustainability initiatives within the House communities, across the University, within Cambridge, and on state, federal, and even global levels. Student groups provide forums for students to initiate changes at Harvard and beyond. Research opportunities with fellow students and professors provide students with the chance to participate in ground-breaking science, policy, and economic studies. The Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE) invites speakers whose research leads the way in sustainable development.
Harvard University's commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 30 percent below 2006 levels by 2016 gives students the chance to be involved directly in major environmental initiatives. Students work within the Harvard community to support behavioral change, develop new ways of measuring and reducing energy usage, and implement sustainable policies. This real-world experience paves the way for further research and work opportunities, while Harvard works towards a common goal.
To learn more about the opportunities available or about Harvard's greenhouse gas reduction commitment, look at the Office for Sustainability's website: green.harvard.edu.