Get Involved

Get Involved

There are many ways for all community members to get involved. Being more sustainable on campus isn't only something for students. Faculty and staff can help as well. Look at our list below for ways you can be more involved with sustainability. If you're looking for personal ways to make change, check out our tips for what you can do to be more sustainable! 


  1. Check the Environmental Studies calendar for upcoming events.
  2. Consider ways that you can be more green in your practices. Look over our list of tips to see what you can do!
  3. Join a student effort such as the Community Garden.
  4. Join a Self Government Association Appointed Position (Green Ambassador Co-Head, Campus Greening Representative) or run for an Elected Position (Green Ambassadors)
  5. Take a class in the Environmental Studies department or consider becoming a major or minor.
  6. Apply for a Green Grant from the Deans Office for summer internships and study.
  7. Ask the Civic Engagement Office for opportunities for volunteering with environmental causes.
  8. Check out the Civic Engagement Office's list of Environmental Volunteer Opportunities to see what local organizations you could volunteer with. 


  1. Check the Environmental Studies calendar for upcoming events.
  2. Join the Sustainability Leadership Group, or talk to your department representative for the SLG.
  3. Refer to our list of tips to see what you can do to be more sustainable.
  4. Consider taking public transportation, and save money while you're at it!
  5. Set up a carpool group in your department.
  6. For Faculty, consider how topics on the environment may play into your course material. Think about having a class outdoors, having a segment on environmental justice, or, for science classes having an experiment involving the use of Rhoads Pond, the wildflower conservation area, the solar panels, or other on campus resources.
  7. Turn off your computer and monitor at the end of the day.
  8. Delete old emails that you no longer need - the internet required energy to run too.
  9. Print only when necessary, and when you do, print double sided.
  10. Utilize daylight in your office instead of turning on the lights.
  11. If you control your heat or air conditioning, turn it off or dial it back overnight and during the weekends.
  12. Use reusable items at home and at the store, like food containers, reusable wax paper, reusable produce bags, cloth bags, etc.
  13. Consider what changes you can make at home such as composting, installing LED lightbulbs or solar panels, using low flow water fixtures and more!
  14. Consider if it's worthwhile to purchase renewable energy over fossil fuels, many energy companies provide this option.
  15. Bring uncommon recyclable items (light bulbs, rechargeable batteries, aerosols, and ink cartridges) to Facilities in the Ward Building.