Green Ambassadors

What does it mean to be a Notre Dame Green Ambassador?

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As a Green Ambassador, we ask you to be a liaison and a champion for sustainability in your office.  And because it really takes a team to be effective, we ask you to form a "Green Team" that will meet periodically about the sustainability challenges and solutions in your office. The Office of Sustainability will support you with ideas and you will be able to network with other Ambassadors across campus. We'll add you to our list of recipients for our monthly newsletter that will inform you of Green Ambassador events, ideas, and campus initiatives.

Your engagement starts with encouraging others to make the simple personal changes that add up, then office-wide changes for which your role has control, and finally if/when you feel comfortable, advocating for sustainability solutions at a higher level in your office.  

Let us know your interest in becoming a Green Ambassador. Fill out the form to the right =>
Not Sure?  Contact Greg Koehler, Associate Program Manager for the Office of Sustainability with any questions.

Benefits of becoming a Green Ambassador

The Green Ambassador program provides participants with the support necessary to effect change and serve as leaders and change-agents in their offices. It's all about sharing information rather than always feeling like you're reinventing the wheel or are alone in this pursuit. By becoming a Green Ambassador, you will:

  • Play an active role in your office's sustainability activities.
  • You'll receive a monthly email newsletter informing you about sustainability-related campus activities and other resources.
  • Join and contribute to the Currents Community of resources.
  • Enhance your leadership skills and be an agent for change in your office.
  • Lead your office in the Green Office Certification program.
  • Expand your skill set and knowledge of sustainability concepts.
  • Join a cross-campus network of peers working together to share ideas, problem-solve, and facilitate change.

If you would like to let the Office of Sustainability know of your interest in the Green Ambassador program, please take a few moments to fill out the form to the right.

Not Sure?  Contact Greg Koehler, Associate Program Manager for the Office of Sustainability with any questions.

Running a Successful Green Team

The weight of your office's sustainability action should not fall on one person's shoulders.  As a Green Ambassador, you're the liaison.  But the effort should be collaborative within your office.  

  • Start Small: 2-4 office mates.
  • Hold meetings on a regular basis (once/month, bimonthly).
  • Communicate - keep your leadership in the loop.
  • Work on issues across departments, divisions, and offices.
  • Focus on a different sustainability topic each month.
  • Make it fun.
  • Create an intra-office newsletter.
  • Share with the world - create relevant hashtags for your social media.  
  • Use the Currents Community you will be able to contribute after joining)
  • Show appreciation among your Team members.  
     

Sign up to be a Green Ambassador

By signing up - you're under no obligation.  You will receive a monthly newsletter from the ND Office of Sustainability which is our way of communicating ideas and opportunities to help make Notre Dame's offices operate more sustainably - in line with Notre Dame's Comprehensive Sustainability Strategy.
 
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After signing up, you'll receive a welcome email and a link to join the online Green Ambassadors Currents Community.