Beginning in 2008, the Office of Sustainability began working with exceptional upperclassmen students to develop and teach an interactive lesson about sustainability and climate change and how each affect students, their studies, and future career prospects. These students, who are known as the Student Sustainability Advisors, presented the module to 19 freshman seminar classes (approximately 400 students) in the first year of the program and received incredible reviews from the freshmen and their instructors.
The program expanded in fall 2009 when a new group of Sustainability Advisors presented the lesson to 29 freshmen classes, reaching approximately 600 students. The goal for this sustainability lesson is to make it a core component of freshmen education so that all students of the University of Maryland have a basic understanding of the fundamental issues of sustainability.
If you are an upperclassmen, well-versed in sustainability, and interested in becoming a Student Sustainability Advisor or if you teach a UNIV 100 or other freshmen class and would like to schedule a presentation, send an email to email@example.com.