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 in our region all while training you in ways to create meaningful social and environmental change. We are looking for passionate individuals excited to gain professional skills, develop their inner change agent, 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, in turn, has 4-6 student peers working as a team and with the help of our professional staff to identify and implement projects—infrastructure, policy, education, etc.—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 entail visiting a local farmer to better understand our local food system and then working with our professional staff to grow food in our campus garden that will ultimately be distributed to our FLC Dining Hall. Or, you and your team may run a campaign to improve education about recycling on campus.

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

Start Date: Students applying for Fall Semester 2017 will begin work at the EC during the first week of classes in the Fall.

To Apply: We are currently accepting applications for Fall Semester 2017. Interested students should fill out our online EC application from so that we have your information and interest on file. We will be reviewing applications over the summer and will be in contact with you in early August regarding an interview for the position.