Organizations

By School
heec_logo Harvard Business School
Energy and Environment Club
heec_logo Harvard College
Environmental Action Committee
Harvard College Global Energy Initiative
heec_logo Kennedy School of Government
The Energy and Environment Professional Interest Council
Kennedy School Climate Action
heec_logo Harvard Divinity School
ECOdiv
heec_logo Graduate School of Design
Green Design
heec_logo Harvard Law School
Environmental Law Society
heec_logo Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Harvard Energy Journal Club
heec_logo Harvard School of Public Health
Environmental Health and Sustainbility Club
seam_logo Harvard Medical School
Students for Environmental Awareness in Medicine
ext_logo Harvard University Extension School
Harvard Extension Environmental Club
 

PhD. or ScD. candidates across the University interested in energy and the environment may also like to consider applying for the Graduate Consortium on Energy and the Environment, organized by the Harvard University Center for the Environment.

By Organization
HBS Energy and Environment Club
The HBS Energy and Environment Club aims to develop the next generation of leaders in the Energy & Environment sectors by providing a forum for education on energy- and environment-related issues, and by serving as the main facilitator for communication between the Harvard Business School community and the E&E sectors. The club covers a wide range of topics including Conventional Energy, Clean Energy, Sustainability and Environmental Conservation and hosts an annual Energy Symposium every autumn.

Contacts: Emi Yoshikawa, Blake Houghton
Harvard College Environmental Action Committee
The Harvard College Environmental Action Committee seeks to help achieve a sustainable world and protect the environment for its human and non-human inhabitants. To this end, the EAC aims to raise the consciousness of Harvard's students to the effect of their own actions on the environment and to their status as stewards of this planet's resources. We advocate specific changes at the campus, local, national, and international levels. Furthermore, we serve as a forum for discussion and a source of information on environmental issues. Finally, we seek to enrich our members through fun and fulfilling experiences. General Board Meetings are Wednesdays from 9-10pm in the Quincy Spindell Room.

Contacts: Jackson Salovaara, John Beatty
Harvard College Global Energy Initiative
The Harvard College Global Energy Initiative works to ignite and promote renewable energy interest and education within the Harvard community by providing a platform for Harvard College students with a shared interest in renewable energy to come together to learn from and work with one another. The Global Energy Initiative seeks to engage the Harvard community and its resources with the larger global energy community.

Contacts: Hemi Gandhi, Vinay Trivedi
HDS ECOdiv
EcoDiv brings ecological perspectives to bear on the study and practice of religion and ministry, calling on students, staff, and faculty to attend to the ecosystem in the many academic disciplines and activities at Harvard Divinity School. EcoDiv promotes and hosts speakers, conversations, films, workshops, advocacy, and other events. EcoDiv was instrumental in starting the HDS community garden and works closely with the HDS Green Team to support infrastructure and behavior change at HDS. EcoDiv also offers religious awareness and sensibility to larger ecological efforts, through collaboration with other organizations to coordinate events and provide resources.

Contact: Tiffany Curtis
Harvard Energy Journal Club
A weekly journal club aimed at facilitating discussion and understanding of the technical details of energy technology and energy economics. Each session, members discuss a technical article regarding the science, technology, or economics of energy. HEJC's primary purpose is not to discuss policy issues, but rather to enable its members to develop the necessary technical background to better understand energy issues and policy. Each week, relevant papers are selected by a session moderator and circulated to the HEJC list. Participants should read the papers and come to the journal club prepared to discuss them.

Discussions are held every Monday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in the Harvard University Center for the Environment Seminar Room and are open to all Harvard or MIT students, post-docs, and faculty.

Contact: Kate Dennis
GSD Green Design
Founded in Fall 2005, Green Design offers a platform to discuss the ways in which the Graduate School of Design community can contribute in a meaningful way to the global "green" or sustainable design discussion using the unique methodologies practiced at the GSD. Green Design hosts speakers, tours, exhibits, and events that address issues of interest to multiple disciplines and schools at Harvard, and coordinate our efforts with those of other Harvard environmental groups such as the Environmental Society, the Harvard Climate Collaborative, and the Green Campus Initiative. In recognition of the need for healthy and pleasant living and working environments, we support the proper use, recycling, composting, and disposal of materials and food in Gund Hall and throughout Harvard.



Contacts: Julia Africa, Amy Whitesides, Kathleen Onufer and Seth Holmes.
The Energy and Environment Professional Interest Council
The Energy and Environment Professional Interest Council (EEPIC) brings together students at the John F. Kennedy School of Government who are interested in energy and environmental issues, in the realms of public policy, advocacy, science, and business. EEPIC provides a forum for education, networking, and career services across the energy and environment spectrum.

Contacts: Jon Gensler and Carolyn McGourty.
Kennedy School Climate Action
Kennedy School Climate Action (KSCA) is a student group at the Harvard Kennedy School. It was founded in the 2009 Fall Semester, primarily by a group of MPP1s. As opposed to other groups that focus on professional development and education (e.g. the Energy and Environment Professional Interest Council or EEPIC), KSCA focuses on actions that reduce climate change and that elevate the visibility of climate change in on-campus discourse.

Contacts: Annika Brink and Dominic Maxwell.
Harvard Environmental Law Society
The Harvard Environmental Law Society (HELS) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization directed and staffed by students at Harvard Law School. HELS provides students with hands-on exposure to the numerous issues in law, policy, science and management that confront professionals in the field of environmental law. Members participate in conferences, host speakers, take trips and collaborate with groups throughout the University and the world in their effort to address environmental issues.

Contact: Myra Blake.
HSPH Environmental Health and Sustainability Club
The HSPH Environmental Health and Sustainability Student Club has been established to provide the Harvard community with an open forum specifically to facilitate the discussion of Environmental Health and Sustainability issues. This includes debates, speakers, and panels on issues of the environment and approaches to sustainability. This includes the relationship between these topics and human health, the science behind these linkages, and policy, law, and economic instruments to help reduce/avoid potential damage caused by these issues. The discussions also highlight the application of science and implications of these instruments in the occupational environment, environmental controversies, or other topics that the membership and officers deem pertinent to the membership.

Contacts: Peter James and Andreas Neophytou.
Students for Environmental Awareness in Medicine
Students for Environmental Awareness in Medicine (SEAM) was founded out of concern about escalating trends in environmental degradation and the absence of public discourse about the threat this degradation poses to human health. SEAM aims to address these issues within and outside of the Harvard Medical School (HMS) community. SEAM aims to educate and engage the HMS community around these important changes through lunch talks, films, and journal clubs. Furthermore, SEAM collaborates with the Longwood Green Campus Initiative on a number of projects to improve energy efficiency and recycling and to reduce waste among students and staff.

Contact: Devan Darby and Jana Jarolimova.
Harvard Extension Environmental Club
Established in 2004, The Harvard Extension Environmental Club (H.E.E.C.--better known as The EC) is a club made up of students and alumni of the Environmental Management Program at the Harvard University Extension School. The EC mission is to provide a network and connection to the Harvard University community at large by organizing social and environmental activities. The club's activities include guest lectures, career network socials, field trips, site visits and participation in Earth Day and the Charles River Clean up efforts. The EC has strong support from the Environmental Management Faculty and Teaching Fellows. With this support and partnership in place, The EC looks to provide support to all students that are looking to further their education towards a more sustainable environment for future generations.

Contact: Michael Mahoney.