Environmental Center


Environmental Center Student Staffstudent holding white board

The Environmental Center is an on-campus, student-driven organization that works to promote sustainability and social justice on campus and throughout our region. Students who work with us gain valuable experience in how to create social and environmental change. We are looking for passionate individuals excited to gain professional skills, develop their personal chane-making ethic, and be part of our amazing team.

Student staff joining the EC participate in one of four current Initiatives:

  • Local Food Security & Campus Garden
  • Zero Waste Initiatives
  • Real Food Challenge
  • Energy Impact

Each Initiative focus area has 5-7 student team members working together with the help of our professional staff to identify and implement projects that will create lasting, meaningful, and positive impact in our area. Along the way, our professional staff provide you with personal and professional development through coaching, mentorship, and trainings.

As an example, if you are on the Local Food Security team, your work might vist a local farm to better understand our local food system. Using what you've learned, you will work on ways to grow food in our Campus Garden or Food Forest in an environmentally friendly and economically sound way. Or, as part of the Zero Waste team, you and your team may run a campaign to improve education about recycling on campus, reducing our campus envrionmental impact.

For more information please read the complete Environmental Center Student Staff Job Description.

To Apply: Applications for Fall Semester 2017 are due by Sunday, September 3rd. Interested students should fill out our online EC application from. We will be reviewing applications and offering interview invitations during the first week of September.

Start Date: Students who accept their positions will begin onboarding at the EC during the week of September 11 - 15.

Importand Dates: Work study contracts will be completed by the end of the day Monday, September 11th. Our Fall Retreat weekend is Saturday-Sunday, September 23-24; attendence is mandatory for new staff.