Sustainability Champions

We are grateful for the amazing talent that resides within LSA around sustainability and carbon neutrality. LSA Sustainability Champions will be a hands-on group during the Year of Sustainability, serving as the point person in their unit or department for any sustainability-related questions. The Year of Sustainability team is working to emphasize the resources already available on campus and fill in the gaps for unit-level resources. As a Sustainability Champion, you will play a key role in the success of the Year of Sustainability and shape future carbon neutrality work for LSA.

  • Identify and gather community ideas on ways in which your unit can improve
  • Support your area’s sustainability efforts by applying for funding opportunities, linked here
  • Meet with LSA’s Carbon Neutrality Program Lead and other Sustainability Champions
  • Communicate opportunities and encourage participation in LSA’s Year of Sustainability events
  • Contribute to creating a positive work environment and fostering connection
  • Serve as a resource for your unit by participating in Champion training events, Planet Blue Ambassador training, and other ongoing learning opportunities
  • Help set a sustainability vision for LSA through involvement in long-term planning

Any graduate student or faculty/staff member working onsite or hybrid is eligible. Consider someone who:

  • Is interested in sustainability, carbon neutrality, and environmental justice
  • Is able to commit to a one-year term for 2024
  • Champions who are active participants in the program can apply for internally available grants to support your unit’s efforts, you can learn more about the Incentives and Innovations Fund here
  • Champions contribute to a growing culture of sustainability in LSA
  • Your unit will have access to programs, activities, and materials that improve their awareness of how they can incorporate sustainable and low-carbon practices at home and work