Eco-Ambassadors

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Eco-ambassadors are students dedicated to providing education, outreach, and support for UMBC sustainability matters, by providing campus groups with tools and information to conserve resources.

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 on a campaign centered around 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. The program is created not only to make UMBC more sustainable, but also help students gain skills and professional experience.

Meet Our 21/22 EA Cohort!

Green Residential Hall Champion

Celine Brundridge ’24

Environmental Science & Geography

Collaborates with UMBC housing to implement sustainability initiatives in the residential halls.

Food Security Champion

Megan O’Neill ’22

INDS Major in Sustainable Design, Minor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Works directly with Retriever Essentials to identify a project/campaign that helps educate and tackle food insecurity on-campus.

Carbon Neutral Champion

Juliana Schifferes ’22

Works directly to implement a program that engages students either in dialogues about climate action, hold space for coping with climate distress, or incentivize carbon reduction behaviors.

Sustainable Food Champion

Lilly Minacci ’23

Geography and Environmental Studies

Collaborates with UMBC Dining to identify and coordinate a project on campus to engage students in sustainable eating habits or provide more sustainable options.

Eco-Org Liaison

Christina Shrestha ’24

Biological Science

Collaborates with sustainability related student organizations at UMBC on events and bi-monthly eco-coalition meetings.

Zero Waste Champion

Clare Spain ’22

Geography and Environmental Studies

Collaborates with on-campus stakeholders to identify & coordinate a project or program on-campus focused on sustainable waste management.

Starting in 2020 the Office if Sustainability began writing up reports to document the Ambassadors projects and campus impact. Explore the first annual report below:

2020 Eco-Ambassador Report:

 

Eco-Ambassador Applications STILL OPEN for next school year!

Application will be closing August 20th!

Are you an undergraduate at UMBC, passionate about sustainability, and want to leave a positive impact at UMBC? If you said yes to all three questions, then look no further because the...

Posted: August 2, 2021, 10:57 AM

Eco-Ambassador Applications OPEN for next school year

Join our team & help make UMBC a more Sustainable Campus!

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...

Posted: April 29, 2021, 12:28 PM