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Apply to be a Sustainability Advocate!


Sustainability Advocates visit the Kitchen Harvest compost facility on a chilly day.


Benefits of being a Sustainability Advocate 
  • Foster a sense of ownership, shared responsibility, and expertise with regard to the College's sustainability commitments
  • Make significant sustainability improvements to campus operations
  • Participate in meaningful professional development opportunities
  • Form personal connections with both students and other Sustainability Advocates
Expectations of Advocates
  • Attend group sustainability trainings over the summer
  • Attend occasional one-on-one meetings with the Sustainability Program Manager
  • Meet 30 minutes weekly with their liaison Green Advisor throughout the academic year
  • Develop and implement a year-long sustainability project
  • Share updates on Advocates work at departmental meetings
  • Attend additional professional development workshops and Ecosphere campus events as available
  • Begin to think more about sustainability in your life and your sphere of influence!

Advocates will be asked to identify small-scale sustainability projects that can be realistically implemented during their time in the program. Part of the goal of training is to equip Advocates with the knowledge and skills to solidify their projects, as well as to identify areas for collaboration with other Advocate/Green Advisor pairs. We ask that applicants come to the program with some idea of what they might want to work on for their department.

2024-2025 Application Instructions

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE : July 1st, 2024 

Application forms can be found here. Please note that the application is a Google Form and cannot be saved prior to submission. This application will also require you to submit a signed approval from your supervisor confirming their understanding of your Sustainability Advocates commitment (see application form for this secondary document). 
Submission of an application is not a guarantee of inclusion in the program. Sustainability Advocates and Green Advisors are matched based on needs and avaliablility. You will be notified of your status by several days after the application period closes at the latest.

There are several required trainings during the summer:

  • Meet with the Associate Director of Sustainability for  1:1 to discuss your project in July/August
  • Training with all Sustainability Advocates and student Green Advisors during Green Advisor Training in late August 

We recognize that these dates may not work for you due to work or vacation commitments, but our hope is that most applicants would be able to make our Green Advisor Training in late August. It is imperative that the '24-'25 Advocates cohort meets with the Associate Director of Sustainability and  their Green Advisor(s) before the semester gets into full swing.