HBS Green Living Is Hiring

Apply now for the chance to share your passion for sustainability with your fellow students while demonstrating and building your own creative leadership abilities.

The HBS Green Living Program, a peer-to-peer education program that promotes sustainable living among the student body, is hiring new student Representatives. Through campaigns and outreach events, Reps aim to reduce fellow students’ energy and water consumption, and waste generation. The program is recruiting enthusiastic, creative, committed students for the 2010-2011 academic year.

When toting around your reusable grocery bag doesn’t feel like enough, the HBS Green Living Program offers a way to help develop a culture of sustainability within the HBS community-while building your own creativity and change-making abilities at the same time.

The climate crisis is every bit as much a strategic leadership challenge-getting people to commit to and more importantly act on sustainable principles-as an environmental problem. HBS’s mission is to educate leaders who make a difference in the world. What better way to get started than by leading your peers toward making a difference here at HBS? Apply now to be a HBS Green Living Representative for the 2010-2011 academic year and share your passion for sustainability and your creativity with the HBS community.

Green Living at HBS is a peer-to-peer education program that promotes sustainable living. Green Living Representatives work to encourage energy and water conservation, recycling, and waste reduction, targeting behaviors through campaigns, outreach events and information sharing forums in each HBS dorm and common area. Working with the support of HBS Operations and in partnership with the Harvard Office for Sustainability Reps can also suggest infrastructure and policy improvements that will remove barriers to student conservation. The program is just one of many ways that HBS is working to make the campus more sustainable.

Last year’s campaigns included a month-long “Reduce your Juice” electricity competition between the five HBS dorms, with a party going to the winning dorm, waste audits, a year-long and very competitive (surprised?) RC green section competition series, and Dorm Dessert socials featuring the opportunity to discuss various sustainability topics in a more casual, social setting. Representatives also have the opportunity to work on independent projects with HBA administration toward improving conservation infrastructure on campus.

Have ideas of your own about promoting sustainability among HBS students? Apply now to be a Green Living Rep for the coming school year!

Green Living Representative positions are paid and available for both the HBS dorms and common areas. Learn more about the job responsibilities and apply at www.green.harvard.edu/hbs/green-living. The deadline to apply is Monday, September 13th. Please email Carol Healy at carol_healy@harvard.edu with questions.