The Office of Sustainability takes an active role in partnering with students, staff, and faculty on sustainability initiatives and fostering leaders in our community. We encourage you to get in touch to discuss your ideas and interests.
Here are ways that you can get involved:
Our many events throughout the year need volunteers to help make them successful. Help is needed for Sustainability Orientation, Trash-2-Treasure, Adopt-a-Campus, Environmental Conference, and Recyclemania. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Become an Eco-Rep
If you are a student, staff, or faculty member with a passion for the environment and want to help spread awareness about sustainability on campus, join the eco-rep program. Eco-reps serve as liaisons between the campus community and the Office of Sustainability and help our campus in the transformation towards an eco-conscious community. Eco-reps have the chance to take part in leadership development and peer engagement activities. The commitment is about one hour per week for students and two hours a month for employees. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested.
Intern for the Office of Sustainability
For those who have had some involvement in sustainability and are considering a career in the field, the Office of Sustainability offers a limited number of internships during the academic year and summer. Interns work on a variety of projects related to campus sustainability and take a leadership role in coordinating volunteers and campus outreach. In addition interns take part in the day-to-day activities in a dynamic office setting and work with the Sustainability Manager, the university planners, and facility managers. Interns must work at least seven hours per week in the Department of Facilities at General Services. To apply, download an Internship Application (DOC) and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join an Environmental Student Group
Students can make a difference by joining or establishing an environmental student group. To find a student group or learn how to start one, visit Student Activities.
Attend or Join the ACUPCC Committee
If you are a faculty or staff member, or a student who wants to get involved in changing policy and creating new initiatives, consider joining the President's Climate Committee..The President's Climate Committee makes recommendations and facilitates implementation of sustainability initiatives. The committee is composed of faculty, staff, and students and chaired by Kevin Petersen, Interim Associate Vice President of Facilities Management. It meets once a month.
Initiate Your Own Project
If you have an idea for a sustainability initiative and the enthusiasm to start a project, you can apply for a grant through the SGA green fund. In spring 2010, TU’s Student Government Association (SGA) established a Green Fund to direct $30,000 worth of SGA funding toward the implementation of sustainability programs and initiatives on campus. In spring 2011, the SGA passed legislation which made the Green Fund a permanent allocation of the SGA budget. Students and other community members can apply to the fund to start their own sustainability intiative. Please contact TU's Sustainability Manager to discuss your idea and visit the SGA Civic Engagement Committee for details.
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Office of Sustainability
General Services Building, Room 132D (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.