Sustainability Advisors

UMD Student Sustainability Advisor

Since 2008, the Office of Sustainability has worked 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 nearly 18,000 first-year students over the past eleven years in UNIV100, HONR100, Scholars Colloquium, and other first-year seminar classes. The Advisors present the lesson to around 2,300 students each fall semester. 

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 and opportunities to get involved with sustainability initiatives on campus.

If you are an upperclassmen well-versed in sustainability and interested in becoming a Sustainability Advisor, then please email

If you teach UNIV100 or another first-year class and would like to schedule a presentation, then please use this form to request a presentation