Princeton University Sustainability Ambassadors serve as a vital part of the University’s sustainability efforts. Through the Sustainability Ambassador Program, the University combines the interests and talents of its staff, faculty, and students to achieve broader and deeper sustainability progress.
Our Sustainability Ambassadors provide a real and active connection between the Office of Sustainability and the campus community, facilitating the generation and implementation of new ideas, partnerships, and the sharing of information about sustainable practices and activities on and off campus. Within their respective offices, departments and groups, the Ambassadors act as facilitators and implementers of sustainability, and conduits for the flow of information to and from the Office of Sustainability.
The Sustainability Ambassador Program entered into a pilot phase in the Spring of 2010. The program will continue to grow and we are interested in identifying potential candidates for the expanding program from various areas across the campus. If you are interested in serving as an Ambassador, discuss the program with your supervisor and contact us.
Current Princeton University Sustainability Ambassadors
One of the foundational concepts of the Sustainability Ambassador Program is that it be designed to be far more of a boon than a burden. The time commitment requirements associated with participation in the Princeton University Sustainability Ambassador program are open for discussion. The following description is a potential framework:
- Attend 2-3 Sustainability Ambassador meetings per year.
- Conduct outreach to members of group, office or department to disseminate information following the meetings.
- Act as both a source of ideas and a conduit for other’s ideas on sustainability for the Office of Sustainability. Additionally, the Ambassador will solicit “stories” from department members to include on and distribute through the Office of Sustainability’s “story form template”
- Help coordinate and implement sustainability activities/efforts/programs within department or on campus.
- Lead and/or participate in Ambassador “working groups” to work with fellow Ambassadors on specific issues/challenges faced on campus between meetings to develop collaborative solutions.
- Learn first-hand about sustainability and its relevance and application
- Be part of a cross-campus network providing a meaningful service to the University and the broader community
- Have the opportunity to shape the agenda of the Office of Sustainability as well as the campus, workplace environment, and beyond
- Gain recognition as “expert” or “task leader” for sustainability subjects of interest and share that knowledge with the community
- Enhance your professional development