Period of Internship
September through mid-October
Hours per week: 4-5 (45 hours total, 1 credit hour)
Your task as a Campus Rep will be to excite and sign up students on your campus to participate in Project Green Challenge! Help to build, promote, and organize an amazing project to inspire your peers to transition from conventional to conscious living!
These activities will include some or all of the following:
- Develop a campus wide plan to involve students in the Challenge (clubs, student government, RAs, sports teams, green life, etc.).
- Collaborate with the PGC national team (us) to build momentum and share your innovative and creative ideas.
- Conduct information sessions on what Project Green Challenge is and why it is important. Communicate with college publications and local media outlets.
- Promote project and build community through social media.
- Hang flyers, send e-mails, and use social media to spread the word virally.
- Set up a table on campus to get signups, raise awareness, and spread the word.
- Create a video that you can share on sites like Facebook and YouTube to get students involved.
- Get as many students as possible to join the Green Challenge.
- Communicate with your campus team on a regular basis to maintain momentum and participation. Publicize actions during the challenge.
Students will be responsible for:
Participation in all training sessions to develop an understanding and awareness of sustainable living and details of the Project Green Challenge.
Being able to articulate the goals and purpose of Project Green Challenge as well as the broader principles of sustainability.
Keeping a thorough and accurate record of activities and their effects.
Maintaining a professional attitude and demeanor toward both the project and those they come in contact with for the duration of the internship.
Maintaining regular communication with the sustainability coordinator in order to schedule activities and maximize time available.
Keeping a record of project hours for approval by site supervisor.
- Students will understand the local contribution to the global issue of sustainability by promoting and participating in sustainable activities on campus.
- Students will gain a better understanding of the sources, challenges, and impacts of energy conservation, commuting, and recycling in a college environment.
- Students will gain a better understanding of how to articulate the principles of sustainable living to peers.
- Students will gain experience promoting, organizing, and communicating with peers on sustainability issues.
Additional training will be conducted individually and as necessary
Context for Internship
Teens Turning Green is a student led global movement devoted to education and advocacy around environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices for individuals, schools, and communities. TTG seeks to engage youth in the transition from conventional to conscious living, empowering this generation and mobilizing action to sustain a healthy planet.
Most materials will be provided by Teens Turning Green with reading assignments supplemented by the Office of Sustainability.