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Sustainability Champions

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Sustainability Champions are campus leaders that provide and develop sustainability initiatives at the university. These students work collaboratively with the Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability to bring sustainable project ideas to life through the use of social media, engagement events, and workshops.

Sustainability Ambassadors are supported by the Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability through training, resource connections, mentorship, and institutional support. 

Time commitment:

This position runs from September 2024 to April 2025. During this time, Sustainability Champions will:

  • Complete Leadership Foundations training
    • If you have already completed Leadership Foundations or Ambassador Level 1 training, you do not need to complete this again.  
  • Write sustainability-themed blog posts
  • Attend monthly Sustainability Ambassador meetings to brainstorm, plan, and learn about upcoming sustainability events and initiatives
  • Attend sustainability events as a volunteer to help promote sustainability initiatives to the Ontario Tech community
  • Lead or participate in a sustainability project (can create your own or join existing ones such as Biodiversity Inventory, Pollinator Project, Fair Trade Campus, Climate Cafe etc.)

Why become a Sustainability Champion?

  • Gain an understanding of community and campus sustainability 
  • Mobilize students, staff, faculty and the community to take action on environmental issues
  • Earn volunteer hours that can be used to apply for a WWF Living Planet Leader Certificate
  • Receive recognition as a sustainability leader on campus
  • Gain skills such as leadership, project management, and event organization which will help you become a career-ready citizen
  • Opportunity to visit the Windfields Farm and meet other students, staff and faculty 
  • Receive recognition for your involvement on the Student Experience Record


  • Act as representatives of the Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability
  • Collaborate with other university departments and student clubs to build community
  • Work as a part of a team to plan sustainability campaigns, events, and projects
  • Work independently to curate content for the Sustainability social channels and website—including but not limited to—blogs, interviews, stories, reels etc.

Desired skills and experience:

  • Effective project management skills with strong attention to detail. 
  • Experience creating digital content such as stories, reels, carousels using applications such as Canva, Instagram etc.
  • Time management and self-motivation
  • Willingness to attend in-person sustainability events and promoting them to the Ontario Tech community
  • Willingness to help others bring their sustainability ideas to life.

How do I get involved?

Applications are now closed. Check back in late 2024/early 2025 for applications for the 2025/2026 school year.