Green Lead Training Program

The "Green Lead: Whole Impact Training" program provides a volunteer, professional development opportunity for Johns Hopkins University freshmen on the Homewood campus that: introduces them to campus sustainability programs and initiatives; exposes them to critical concepts in behavior change and strategic project management; fosters a network of like-minded peers who can leverage each other’s potential to engage their peers; and equips them with the skills and knowledge needed to be effective change agents and leaders on campus and beyond. Look for applications for the 2017 program in December.

Sustainable Hopkins Infrastructure Program (SHIP)

The Sustainable Hopkins Infrastructure Program is an innovative organization facilitated by the Office of Sustainability whereby students identify and analyze potential sustainability projects on campus, and then the students present the projects to the financial administrators of the Homewood campus. The program aims to identify opportunities for sustainable development and retrofit projects on Hopkins’ campuses, and facilitate the necessary collaboration amongst individuals, groups or departments to make recommended changes or upgrades. SHIP members assess and report on resulted savings, to serve as models for other units’ to implement in their own spaces as applicable.  

Academic, Internship, and Research Opportunities

Environment, Energy, Sustainability, and Health Institute (E2SHI) is an interdisciplinary research and educational initiative focused on sustainability and health. Their website is a resource that compiles sustainability-related academic courses, job, research/fellowship, and internship opportunities, academic programs, and other learning opportunities

Student Organizations

There are a multitude of student organizations and clubs that focus on different issues and areas of opportunity on campus, within the Baltimore region, and beyond. These span the various Johns Hopkins campuses. All community service, service-learning, and civic engagement is housed in the Center for Social Concern at the Homewood campus and at the Student Outreach Resource Center (SOURCE) in East Baltimore.

JHU Green Guide

The Johns Hopkins Green Guide, JHUGG for short, is a comprehensive, student-designed guide to living a greener life on campus and in the city of Baltimore. Created by Global Environmental Change and Sustainability students as part of their capstone work, you can learn things like how to make your own all-purpose cleaner, navigate public transportation, what classes being offered are green, and where to eat a yummy vegan meal. Post on the forum to find other students interested in changing their habits too!

Climate Showcase

The Johns Hopkins Climate Showcase Project was a community-outreach initiative committed to creating a more sustainable non-profit sector in Baltimore from 2010 through 2012. Funded by a US Environmental Protection Agency grant, and in partnership with the City of Baltimore, the project focuses on strengthening Baltimore’s non-profit sector by providing city non-profits with dynamic free student-led energy and sustainability assessments.

Ideas in Action

Think before you print.

Office paper is highly recyclable, but a lot gets wasted. Waste reduction is more cost-effective than recycling because it reduces the amount of material that needs to be collected, transported and processed.