We strive to ensure a sustainable, healthy community for future generations of students.

Harper College is committed to reducing environmental impact across campus. Through campus up-grades, student coursework, community outreach and individual action, Harper is striving towards carbon neutrality to ensure a healthy, sustainable future at Harper and beyond.


Munch for the Planet Is Back!

The Sustainability Work Group at Harper College is hosting its second season of brown bag lunch and learn sessions throughout 2017. Stop by, bring your lunch and learn about all things green! All sessions are free and open to the public. Please see below for the complete schedule. 

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Electronics Recycling: Where does it all go?

Technology surrounds us at Harper College. Last year, Harper recycled 7.5 tons of electronics, but what happens to this material once it leaves campus? 

Learn about the e-waste recycling process from Matthew Ashe, Recycling Specialist at Heartland Recycling, and how these materials get a second life through the company's zero landfill policy.

*Bonus! Bring your old batteries to this talk to be recycled. Accepted batteries include rechargeable batteries from cameras, cell phones, cordless phones, laptops, cordless tools and standard alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, C, D).

When: Wednesday, September 27
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Where: Building D, Room D195

Treats provided

RSVP to Amy Bandman, Sustainability Coordinator, by Friday, September 22.
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Munch for the Planet is brought to you by the Sustainability Work Group

Sustainability Annual Report

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Find out how Harper College is embracing the concept of sustainability by taking a look back at the 2015-16 academic year in Harper's second annual Sustainability Report. This report highlights all things green on campus including climate commitments, green campus projects and student involvement. View the report online today.

Looking for more? View Harper's first sustainability report from 2014-15.


 NEW! Become Green Office Certified!

Think your office has what it takes? Take the challenge and get green office certified at Harper College. Offices of all sizes are eligible for the program. Download and complete the checklist to start taking part in office efficiencies, cost savings and environmentally friendly practices. 

Go To: Green Office Program

Main Campus Utility Usage

Water Usage Chart
Gas Usage Chart
Electricity Usage Chart

Check back every month for a utility usage update.  Learn about Harper's carbon footprint and how to help reduce environmental impact on campus.

Going Green

Follow the links below to find out how Harper is going green and reducing environmental impact on campus.

Sustainability Resources