A Sustainability Ambassador is any staff or faculty member who wants to learn about the sustainability goals and practices of the university and take action. Staff and faculty members can become ambassadors to help promote a culture of sustainability on campus and make a positive difference within their department and beyond!
The Sustainability Ambassador Program is a professional development program for employees to learn more about the university’s sustainability goals and practices. The program contributes to the university strategic plan to “Create a culture where all University employees and students embrace their roles for achieving sustainability goals” (Action D.1.2.2).
What Ambassadors Do
Participants will have opportunities to learn and do. Monthly trainings during the academic year will include discussions with campus experts, behind-the-scenes tours, and chances to build relationships. Information sharing will include materials they can disseminate to their work units. Each participant will complete a sustainability project. Examples of sustainability projects include solving a particular challenge for their unit, helping their unit apply to the Green Workplace Program, or supporting a relevant campus event or program.
Benefits of Becoming an Ambassador
- Gain professional development
- Join a community of like-minded individuals
- Receive public recognition for your efforts at an annual event
- Become a role model and gain the satisfaction of contributing to the university’s sustainability goals
How To Join
Full-time employees, including academic year appointments, are encouraged to apply. Supervisors are encouraged to consider the Sustainability Ambassador program when recommending professional development for their unit employees. Acknowledgment by supervisors is required for employee participation to ensure clear understanding that the time commitment will count as work hours.