Interested in helping our university community become more sustainable? Want to gain experience in great initiatives happening on campus? We work with students, faculty
Join the sustainability listserv to learn about green events and opportunities happening every week. Add yourself via the university listserv page or email [[sustain]] to be included.
Volunteer with one of the many Committee on Sustainability working groups or with the Office of Sustainability initiatives, all students, faculty
Or, join the EcoReps program.
There are multiple internships and job opportunities for students at W&M. From interning with the Office of Sustainability to managing the Campus
Be an Innovator
Be an agent of change and lead your own initiative! Sometimes all it takes is someone willing to dedicate their time and energy into finding a better way of doing things to create a real impact. Students, faculty
Be an Advisor or Research Your Passions
Work directly with faculty/staff on sustainability research that can help move you and W&M towards a more sustainable future. Take advantage of the unique opportunities through the EcoAmbassador Internship Program to work with staff, as well as faculty, on sustainability projects for Environmental Science and Policy credit while taking monthly classes with the director of sustainability. If you are faculty or staff looking for student help with a sustainability project/research, or you're a student looking for a sustainability advisor, contact us at [[sustain]].
Some projects and research need a little (or a lot!) of funding,
The Green Fee accepts proposals from students, faculty
Want to attend a sustainability conference? Student conference funding is also available through the Green Fee at any time and student organizations, including the Student Assembly, are also good sources of funding.
The Green to Gold Fund, managed by the Office of Sustainability, is W&M’s first green revolving fund and provides money to offices and departments for large-scale sustainability initiatives that reduce W&M’s resource use or greenhouse gas emissions while also producing cost savings that can replenish the initial fund loan. Students are encouraged to work with faculty and staff to suggest changes and jointly apply for funding.
Not sure where to start? Email us at [[sustain]].