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Undergraduate Sustainability Ambassadors Program

Undergraduate Sustainability Ambassadors Program

The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business empowers students to become leaders in building a sustainable and prosperous future. The ambassador program is an opportunity for those seeking a deeper engagement related to sustainability.

Each year, the Center will choose a limited number of Undergraduate Sustainability Ambassadors.

Benefits of Becoming an Ambassador
  • $200/year stipend (paid in Spring semester)
  • Exposure to sustainable business topics and themes
  • Opportunity to dive further into area of interest through project requirement
  • Exclusive invitations to smaller Center events and engagements
  • Access to industry network and connections
  • Engagement after graduation as a Center Ambassador alum
Expectations for Ambassadors
  • Attend 2 sustainability related events per semester
  • Complete a group project related to sustainability; present at end-of-year poster session
  • Contribute one blog post to Center’s Sustainable Business Blog
  • Promote Center events and initiatives in classes and/ or clubs
Application Process

Limited slots are available via a competitive application period each Fall. The application is accessible on our Center website and can be submitted during the application period only. Once applications have been reviewed, applicants may be asked to come in and meet with Center staff. Selected Ambassadors will be notified on a set date each application period.

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FAQ’s

We will provide a list of sustainability related events across campus or throughout the city that you can attend, including our own Center events. You may also find an additional event related to sustainability [ie. Circular economy, carbon-conscious business, social performance and human rights, or sustainability innovation and Environmental, Social Governance (ESG) Leadership] that you may request to attend.

Many events will be free, however, some may have a registration fee or may require you incur transportation and/or parking fees. The $200 stipend is intended to offset these costs. However, if there is an approved event with a fee of more than $40, the Center will register you directly upon your request.

What do you mean by a sustainability focused project?

Center staff will work with you to identify a project that fits your interests/goals either from pre-existing ideas or one that you propose. All available project ideas will be presented at the orientation session for ambassadors to choose from and create teams.

Some projects ideas include:

  • Provide support to Center programs such as the Work Green Initiative (ie. develop a marketing/outreach plan to encourage staff to use alternate transportation)
  • Provide support to campus organization programs.
  • Provide support to MBA Fellow’s projects.