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 lesson to more than 3000 first-year students over the past four years in UNIV100, HONR100, Scholars Colloqium, and other first-year seminar classes. The Advisors presented the lesson to more than 1400 students (40% of all first-year students) during the fall 2011 semester alone.
The Sustainability Advisors and their lesson have received incredible reviews from first-year students and their instructors. The goal for this sustainability lesson is to make it a core component of first-year 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 Sustainability Advisor or if you teach UNIV100, HONR100, GEMS100, or another first-year class and would like to schedule a presentation, send an email to email@example.com.