Sustainability Advocates

Pioneer Residential Hall

Sustainability Advocate Program

Apply to be a Sustainability Advocate and become a zero-waste expert for your residence hall! Gain hands-on sustainability leadership experience educating peers on sustainable practices, plan zero waste community events, and more in partnership with the Recycling Program, Office of Sustainability, and Housing & Residential Life.

Join the Sustainability Advocate Program and become your hall’s zero waste expert!

2022-2023: Apply by September 12th, 2022!

Check back in summer 2023 for 2023-2024 application details!

What is a Sustainability Advocate?

This volunteer role calls on students to become zero waste 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 zero waste and sustainable practices within their residence hall.

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 [email protected].

 Sustainability Advocates