Applications now open for the Environmental Justice Fellowship
Creating Sustainable Change
The Student Sustainability Center (SSC) is a collaborative space for student-led initiatives that foster equity, environmental vitality, and economic well-being in the present and future. Through our efforts, we help students develop the skills, strategies, and networks necessary to work towards their vision of society.
More Than Just Recycling
Sustainability encompasses a lot of topics beyond what you might automatically think about. We work on solutions to issues like food security, social justice, and yes, waste reduction. Our goal at the Student Sustainability Center is to connect you to all the ways you can help create a more sustainable UO, Eugene, and world. So how do you want to get involved?
The waste reduction and reusables effort aims to reduce waste on campus. Our programs provide reusable water bottles, mugs, and silverware. We also host educational opportunities to fix broken objects.
Studies suggest as many as half of U.S. college students experience food insecurity while in school. In an effort to reduce this educational barrier, the SSC provides free produce markets, help with SNAP enrollment, and more.
Social and Cultural Equity
Sustainability goes beyond just being green. Social and cultural equity is a vital part of a holistically sustainable society. The Student Sustainability Center advances this cause by focusing on social justice and equity.
Pursue passion projects with the help of leaders in sustainability, get funding, spread the word through journalism, involve your fraternity or sorority, and more with these student organizations.
The Student Sustainability Center hosts events to connect students with resources and opportunities. From the Sustainability Fair to Earth Week and Transportation Day, join us here.
Attention UO undergraduates! Are you interested in a 16-week paid mentored internship?
The Division of Equity and Inclusion is accepting applications for the winter – spring 2022 Leadership Enrichment Internship (LEI), a paid mentored internship experience for undergraduate students from underrepresented communities.
We have 10 internship openings across different disciplines and industries (see full position descriptions on Handshake – search “LEI”). Apply by October 22, 11:59pm: https://tinyurl.com/LEI-Apply.
Attend an info session to learn more! You are encouraged to RSVP in advance but not required. We hope to see you there! Email email@example.com with any questions.
The LEI offers:
Real-life work experience
Networking with industry professionals
Professional & leadership development
Community building with other UO student interns
Individual and group discussions and reflections
Opportunities to gain clarity about your short- and long-term career goals
Sustainability Open Houses bring together staff, faculty, and students to share their work furthering sustainability at University of Oregon. These quarterly meetings foster collaboration between faculty and staff, build community, and support campus as a living lab.
Fall 2021 Speakers
Aris Hall, Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Sarah Wald, English and Environmental Studies
Courtney Kaltenbach, Climate Justice League
Julie Voelker-Morris, Common Reading
Tom Driscoll, Dining Services
RSVP for Zoom link.