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.


SHIP is an innovative student organization in which students identify, promote, and carry out sustainability initiatives at Johns Hopkins.

Real Food at Hopkins is a student-run chapter of the Real Food Challenge committed to bringing local, sustainable, humane, and fair food to the Johns Hopkins campus.

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

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.

SGA Health, Safety, and Sustainability Committee aims to promote sustainable practices on campus and advance the interests of the student body with respect to campus developments and facilities usage.

Experiential Education offers fun outdoor trips to students in order to encourage the exploration of nature and to foster environmental stewardship in participants.

Hopkins Eco-Collective is an organization of Public Health graduate students that works to promote and advocate for environmentally sustainable practices at JHSPH.

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

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.

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 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.


Since its founding, the Office of Sustainability has engaged student interns on a variety of projects to advance sustainable solutions to real-world problems across the university and in the Greater Baltimore community. The OoS is committed to providing interns with hands-on, applied experiences that enhance their understanding of sustainability and support their professional and academic goals.

We know that students play a unique role in the JHU community; they understand the concerns and needs of their peers and have tremendous potential to harness subject matter expertise and their personal interests to contribute to collective action.
As the office plans for the creation of a new university-wide Sustainability Plan over the course of the next year, the OoS is also restructuring its internship program to create an integrated model that allows students to contribute to diverse project areas as part of cross-functional teams under the supervision of staff members. Internship focus areas include: Communications, Engagement, and Research + Operations, each contributing to projects of both the OoS and the JHU Sustainability Leadership Council (SLC).


There are a number of academic departments that support the research and advancement of sustainability. These include Environmental Sciences and Studies, Environmental Engineering and Health, Center for a Livable Future, Environmental Health Institute, Global Food Ethics and Policy Program and the Water Institute, and several more.

The JHU Office of Study Abroad offers several programs related to sustainability. These include an Intersession trip to the Galapagos Islands and studying ocean sciences in Bermuda, among others.