Achieve your New Year’s Resolutions!

Let GCP help you get started with these suggestions for some of the top resolutions for 2014.

Get and Stay Fit & Healthy

•In anticipation of the summer, find out where all the local farmers markets are; support local food while eating healthy!

•Missing all of those fresh fruits and veggies from the summer farmers markets? There’s a winter market as well, conveniently located in Cambridge!

•Looking for exciting indoor exercise options for the cold weather? The Harvard gyms offer a variety of group exercise classes from pilates to yoga to zumba and more!

•Want some non-Harvard options? Check out these two yoga studios, both just a short walk away on Mass Ave! &

•Don’t forget mental health – check out the Center for Wellness website for resources, including free meditation sessions offered every week!


Help Others

•The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter is a great volunteering option with a convenient location for GCP residents!

•Just want a one-time volunteering opportunity? How about the Cambridge Science Festival!

•Neither of those up your alley? Use Volunteer Match to find opportunities that focus on what you care about!

•There are also several listservs from Harvard and MIT dedicated to helping people find either permanent or onetime- only volunteering opportunities!

Public Service at Dudley:

Phillips Brooks House Association:



Save More, Spend Less

•Looking to get more on top of your finances in the new year? Try, a free website that helps you track how much you’re spending and what you’re spending it on!

•Get rewarded for things you already do –nuride is a free website that lets you log
your eco-friendly commutes (walking, biking, carpooling, etc.) and earn rewards for them!

•Try making your own coffee at home to save yourself the money from a daily trip to Starbuck’s or Peet’s!


Enjoy Life to the Fullest

•Did you know Harvard has a community garden right in Harvard Square? Find out more at their website!

•You’ve probably been to many of the Harvard libraries, but did you know the Cambridge Public Library’s Main Branch is just a short walk away? Check it out for a great selection of books, movies, music, and programming.

•Looking to get to more involved in the Boston/Cambridge arts scene, but don’t think you can afford the tickets? Try BosTix to find discounted tickets to a variety of shows!

•Find even more shows at the Arts Boston website!

•Not getting your fill of classes at Harvard, or looking for different sorts of courses? Try the Cambridge Center for Adult Education!


Thanks to Community Advisor Erin Dahlstrom for compiling this list of resources!