Three Harvard students started Project GreenCampus to:
After months of discussions, over 40 meetings with campus staff and students, and hours of work in developing the website, we are finally ready to pilot our platform with a 1-2 interesting pilot projects that have a clear green benefit! We want to find out if Harvard’s alumni and supporters want to help their alma maters go green, prefer platforms that engage them visually and offer them unique rewards for donating, and if this model can have an impact.
We have been supported throughout this time by students, staff and faculty at the university. Our business was even a semi-finalist in the Harvard i3 innovation competition!
The potential of Project GreenCampus to increase Harvard’s green footprint and engage students, staff and alumni in new ways is enormous! Please contribute to the pilot! Even $1 makes a difference, and lets Harvard know you care about this!
We don’t know where this will go. We have lots of ideas though. Project GreenCampus can be a growing archive of all of Harvard’s individual sustainability stories - each project the university has undertaken has a narrative behind it about the students, staff, and place involved. Students can learn from past projects how to get involved and alumni can track the progress of what they donated to. We can help connect donors with similar interests, such as those who backed the same project, through LinkedIn and Facebook integration. We want to create metrics that track how each donation helps Harvard come closer to its sustainability goals. There is a lot of potential, but it can only happen if you can help support our pilot project!