The Office of Sustainability and Committee on Sustainability offer unique opportunities to volunteer with faculty, staff and students on managed sustainability initiatives as well as the chance to champion your own sustainability cause. For guidance on where you might like to volunteer within these groups or others on campus, contact us at [[sustain]].
Committee on Sustainability
Promoting President Reveley's Policy on Sustainability with the help of many committed volunteers, the Committee on Sustainability (COS) acts as an advising body for sustainability efforts across the campus and shephards many of these through its multiple working groups. COS also manages the student Green Fee and distributes money to complete worthy, sustainability related projects proposed by students, faculty and staff. Working group volunteers are accepted on a rolling basis, apply today!
COS is made up of a Steering Committee and three subcommittees.
The COS Steering Committee is composed of faculty, staff and student members, under which are three subcommittees and many working groups with varying mixes of faculty, student and staff volunteers. Each subcommittee is composed of several working groups covering various issues concerning sustainability, such as recycling, food sustainability, energy and storm water management. The subcommittees are co-charied by a student and a staff or faculty member of COS.
The three subcommittees are:
- Science and Technical Advisory Subcommittee (STAC)
- Operations Subcommittee (OPS)
- Program and Education Subcommittee (PEDS)
As a member of the Steering Committee, a student would co-chair a subcommittee and expect to spend about 5 hours per week on COS related activities, as well as attend monthly Steering Committee meetings. COS recruits Steering Committee members on a yearly basis, check open positions for membership availability.
A working group volunteer would expect to spend 1 to 2 hours per week on COS related activities, as well as attending monthly working group meetings. There is no interview for a working group position, and everyone who fills out a membership form is accepted. Apply for a student volunteer or faculty/staff volunteer position today!
Office of Sustainability
The Office of Sustainability works to institutionalize sustainability at W&M through targeted high-impact projects, clearing-house data, and oversight of institutional programs. Student internship opportunities are available on a yearly basis and volunteers are accepted on a project specific basis. To learn more about volunteering or working with the Office of Sustainability contact Calandra Waters Lake at [[waterslake]].
Not sure where you want to volunteer? Contact the Director of Sustainability, Calandra Waters Lake, at [[waterslake]] for a discussion about your interests and passions.