Sustainability Advocates

Pioneer Residential Hall

Sustainability Advocate Program


2023 Sustainability Advocates pose for a photo together. There are five people standing in the back row and three sitting in the front row. The photo was taken in a classroom setting.

What is a Sustainability Advocate?

This volunteer role calls on students to become sustainability experts and agents of sustainable change in partnership with the University of Minnesota Recycling Program and Office of Sustainability. Sustainability Advocates promote, inform, and educate peers on sustainable practices.

As a Sustainability Advocate, you will: 

  • Educate peers on recycling practices
  • Plan and execute sustainability projects in your hall
  • Add leadership experience to your resume
  • Gain real-world experience in the growing field of sustainability
  • Conduct waste station inspections
  • Create & disperse sustainability-related resources to your peers
  • Be an agent of sustainable change on campus and help move the University of Minnesota toward zero waste! 
  • Dive deep into recycling and waste diversion through workshops and training resources
  • Have the opportunity to earn a Sustainability Advocate certificate
  • Have the opportunity to earn credit Spring Semester when paired with an internship course

Questions? Contact Carley Rice.

 Sustainability Advocates