In the Community

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 reusable 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
  • handouts
  • orientations
  • educational tents
  • posters
  • the sustainability website
  • capstone courses
  • student fairs
  • work on sustainability topics within operational departments.

Students also have the opportunity to intern or work on and off-campus and gain hands-on experience in environmental and sustainability issues. Students can apply for job opportunities and internships with the campus’s sustainability program, UMBe Green, and with the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness (SERC).

Additionally, UMass Boston students can find jobs, including green jobs, via UMass Boston’s Office of Career Services and Internships and our international study abroad programs
Students can also learn about the environment by spending a semester on Nantucket.

UMass Boston is a signatory of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). The UMass Boston Climate Action Plan is featured on the ACUPCC website. UMass Boston is one of Princeton Review's 322 greenest colleges nationwide.