Are you passionate about sustainability and want to leave a positive impact at UMBC? If you said yes, then look no further because the Eco-Ambassador (EA) program was designed for students just like you!

What does an Eco-Ambassador do?

The Eco-Ambassadors are a core group of sustainability peer educators. As a peer educator, you will play a vital role in the promotion of sustainable living at UMBC. Peer education embraces the idea that members of the community, rather than outside experts, are in the best position to encourage choices for sustainable living.

As an Eco-Ambassador you will have the freedom to work alongside the EA team on a project of your choosing. You will work closely with the Office of Sustainability and your fellow ambassadors to achieve your goals for the year. For the 2023/2024 school year, Eco-Ambassadors will be working on projects related to compost on campus. In addition to the compost projects, Eco-Ambassadors will be responsible for planning sustainability-themed events for Campus Sustainability Month & Earth Day. The program is created not only to make UMBC more sustainable but also to help students gain skills and professional experience.

We have completed our application process for the 2023/2024 cohort. Applications will open again in April 2024. The program is open to undergraduates who will be in their sophomore through senior year. Eco-Ambassadors receive a stipend each semester for their work and will need to be available on Mondays during free hour (12-1 PM) for our bi-weekly meetings. Reach out to with any additional questions!

Stay tuned to meet our 2023-2024 Cohort!


Past Eco-Ambassador Projects

Learn more about the program and its impact from this annual reports.

Explore the 2021-2022 Report Here:

Explore the 2022-2023 Report Here: