Student Groups


Alliance for Clean Water works toward the vision of clean water for everyone by providing an outlet for student outreach in Baltimore and promoting the value of clean water.

Blue Jay Bikes is a student-run advocacy group which aims to improve bicycle infrastructure, policies and awareness on campus and the surrounding Baltimore area, specifically by utilizing the agency, energy and resources of the Johns Hopkins community. 

Campus Kitchens at Johns Hopkins University reduces waste by collecting donations of prepared foods and produce for distribution to the hungry in Baltimore.

Engineers Without Borders partners with disadvantaged communities to improve their quality of life through implementation of environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects.

Graduate Environmental Network (GrEN) is actively engaged in promoting sustainability on campus, discussing modern controversial environmental issues, and celebrating the green movement in Baltimore.

Hopkins Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Club provides opportunities for Hopkins students to learn GIS technology, collaborate with other members, work on projects, and discover career opportunities.

The Blue Jay's Perch Community Garden grows flowers and vegetables in a chemical free environment on the property at Johns Hopkins Eastern Campus. Surplus food from the garden is donated to Campus Kitchens who prepares and provides meals for hungry men and women in Baltimore City. The Garden welcomes eager hands to help with gardening.

Johns Hopkins Outdoors Club runs weekly trips during the academic year which include hiking, backpacking, climbing, canoeing, caving, and other outdoor activities.

JHU Take Back the Tap is a coalition of students, researchers, and staff at Johns Hopkins University that are committed to reducing the university’s consumption of bottled water and transitioning the campus to more affordable, sustainable and convenient sources of drinking water.

Real Food Hopkins is a student-run chapter of the national Real Food Challenge movement committed to bringing local, sustainable, humane, and fair food to the Johns Hopkins campus and the surrounding Baltimore area through organizing food advocacy and awareness events, cooperating with the larger food movement, maintaining a sustainable campus garden, promoting community-based learning about food and where it comes from, and donating fresh produce acquired to organizations that feed the local hungry.

Refuel Our Future's mission is to protect public health by divesting from fossil fuel companies.

Students for Environmental Action is a group that promotes environmental advocacy, outreach, and awareness on the Homewood campus.

East Baltimore (School of Medicine and School of Public Health)

Leadership Initiative for the Environment (LIFE) is an organization of medical students that works to promote and advocate for environmentally sustainable practices at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

The Green Student Group is an organization of Public Health graduate students that works to promote and advocate for environmentally sustainable practices at JHSPH including recycling, green catering, and reduction of bus idling. For more information or to join, contact

Hopkins Environmental Resourcefulness and Botanical Society (HERBS) focuses on the improvement of the Hopkins Students' Community Garden. 

Carey Business School

Net Impact is a student organization affiliated with the global Net Impact organization “A global network of leaders who are changing the world through business.“ Their local mission is to provide education to their members and the local business community on socially sound, economically just, and environmentally sustainable business practices.

University-wide groups

The Blue Jay’s Perch Community Garden at Eastern is a space for Johns Hopkins students, faculty, and staff to join community members to learn and practice safe and environmentally sustainable food production.

Hopkins Honeybees maintains four honeybee hives and hosts on-campus events to teach the Johns Hopkins and Baltimore communities about honeybees.

Hopkins Cycling is a student club focused on promoting a healthy lifestyle of bicycle riding and racing. Club membership is open to all Hopkins students, faculty, and staff from all divisions of JHU and includes cyclists from all backgrounds, disciplines, and fitness levels.

The JHU Bicycle Commuters Google Group is a free listserv open to students, staff, and faculty from all JHU divisions and campuses. The listserv is facilitated and used by Hopkins affiliates to find group commuter rides, connect with other cyclists, and share news and information about bicycling in Baltimore.

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