Students and Sustainability
UMass Boston students have numerous opportunities to learn, lead, intern and participate on sustainability topics with campus academic departments in capstone courses as well as events such as Coastal Cleanups, Earth Day, America Recycles Day, and Focus the Nation. Student clubs such as the Sustainability Club created a renewable energy fee to help support renewable energy on campus, funded reuseable cups, and promoted green events. Many pre-collegiate programs are starting to engage local school children in green education and green jobs pipelines.
Outreach and education in sustainability for students includes:
- involvement in campus master planning for sustainability
- online green informational portals
- educational tents
- the sustainability website
- capstone courses
- student fairs
- work on sustainability topics within operational departments.
Students have also have opportunity to intern for the campus’ Sustainability Program in a variety of topics and gain hands-on experience in environmental and sustainability issues.
UMass Boston is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and a signatory of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). The UMass Boston Climate Action Plan is featured on the AASHE website. UMass Boston is one of Princeton Review's 311 greenest colleges nationwide.
UMass Boston students have access to green jobs through the UMass Boston’s Career Services office and UMass Boston's Green Jobs Career Fair.
For more information on green jobs, visit http://www.umb.edu/academics/vpass/career_services/.
Email UMBe.Green@umb.edu to apply for internships.