Sustainability Ambassadors

Welcome to the Sustainability Ambassador Program 

 

The Sustainability Ambassador program provides experiential learning opportunities to University of Guelph students. 

Sustainability Ambassadors use the University of Guelph campus and community as a living laboratory to develop sustainability-focused projects. This program allows students to work alongside our office to conduct sustainability-based research that is action oriented and provides constructive solutions/outcomes.  

The Sustainability Ambassador program creates opportunities for students to use and develop critical thinking skills acquired throughout their degrees with their campus-based projects or research.  

 

Why Become a Sustainability Ambassador?  

Joining the Sustainability Ambassador team means joining an active network of young environmental leaders on the University of Guelph campus. This program provides the opportunity for students to learn about institutional sustainability, while developing personal and professional skills related to event planning, program development, and engagement. This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students from any discipline at the University of Guelph. Successful sustainability initiatives require an interdisciplinary approach, so we encourage everyone to apply!  

 

Perks of the Program:  

  1. Becoming a Sustainability Ambassador is a great way to get involved with our Office. If you’re interested in becoming a Sustainability Office Peer Helper (Lead Sustainability Ambassador or Green Team Lead) or receiving one of our summer student positions, we recommend getting involved! 
  2. You’ll receive recognition as a sustainability leader on campus, through the experience you’ll gain in educating peers and running events!.  
  3. You will have plenty of opportunity to earn volunteer hours, that count towards the WWF Living Planet Leader certification! 
  4. Connect with various sustainability groups, organizations, and departments on campus!  
  5. Develop professional and personal skills that can elevate your resume!  
  6. Ability to channel your passion and activism into action based projects that will improve or promote sustainability on campus. 

 

 

Becoming a Sustainability Ambassador: 

Interested to see what our current Sustainability Ambassadors are up to? 
You can find a detailed list under the "Sustainability Ambassador Projects" Tab. 

Please email  our Sustainability Ambassador Coordiantor team at soengage@uoguelph.ca to be added to the Sustainability Ambassador list-serv to get updates on upcoming projects and training opportunities!