There are many ways you can get involved on campus! If you're passionate about sustainability, check out the volunteer opportunities below.
The Sustainability Ambassadors are role models for leadership in sustainability on campus.They engage students, staff and faculty about sustainable development and help foster a sustainable, equitable, inclusive and diverse culture and community on campus.
At Humber College, our goal is to provide national leadership in developing sustainable campuses. To guide our commitments, we follow the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which act as a global framework to achieve a sustainable future by the year 2030. As a Sustainability Ambassador, you will first learn about sustainability and the SDGs and then share your knowledge with the Humber community.
In this role, you will gain:
- Experience working in a an office setting, through individual and team work
- Time management, organization and problem-solving skills
- Building a professional portfolio
- Knowledge of sustainability/environmental/social issues
- Leading by example and encouraging others to live more sustainably
At the start of the program, all Sustainability Ambassadors are required to attend a mandatory training session, attend a minimum of four events throughout the school year and attend monthly meetings. The total time commitment for this program is 3-5 hours per week.There are a limited number of Sustainability Ambassador positions each year. Applications are open to any current student at Guelph-Humber or Humber College.
The following Sustainability Ambassador positions are open for the 2019/2020 school year:
- Sustainability Video Content Creator
- Sustainability Social Media Content Creator
- Sustainability Events Assistant (2 positions)
To apply, email email@example.com with examples of your work. We'll contact all potential applicants for an interview.
Sustainability Steering Committee
The Sustainability Steering Committee is a cross-institutional advisory body to the President and Executive Team that provides integrated, collaborative, evidence-based advice to ensure Humber’s commitment to sustainability is reflected in planning and decision-making across the college. It is responsible for providing advice and direction related to the execution of Humber’s Sustainability Plan. The SSC is currently looking for two student representatives for the Fall/Winter 2019-2020 semesters.
As an SSC student representative, your role will be:
To provide input on campus sustainability and the work SSC reviews over the year and participate in a working group related to a sustainability topic and initiative that is a campus priority
If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The time commitment for this role is 6 - 10 hours in total for both semesters.
WWF Living Planet Leader
WWF Living Planet Leaders are helping build a more sustainable Canada. This designation recognizes the skills and experiences you gain while studying for your professional career that demonstrate your understanding and commitment to sustainability.
This is a self-guided certification. You have from the first day of the year until three months following your final academic semester to complete and submit requirements, earning your Living Planet Leader certificate. You must comlete actions in:
- Campus, community and global volunteerism
- Personal application of sustainability
- Application of sustainability in academics
- Leadership and teamwork
Living Planet Leader how-to:
- Sign in to Living Planet @ Campus and register to begin your journey to becoming a Living Planet Leader.
- Adapt the program requirements across the four categories to suit your interests and opportunities available across campus, in your community and beyond. You can also lead your own activities.
- As you complete the requirements, submit your results to your Living Planet Leader profile, recording your process.
- All category requirements must be competed and submitted within three months after your final academic semester.
For more detailed information about this program, visit WWF's Living Planet Leader site.