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Sustainability at ESF
Faculty & Staff Resources

Changing an entire operational system to prioritize sustainability takes continuous reflection, support, buy-in, and enthusiasm from all on campus. Luckily, many faculty and staff come to ESF specifically because of their love for our environment and the diverse populations, both human and non-human that call it home.

There are many ways that faculty and staff can get involved with sustainability at ESF. Join as we "Practice What We Teach"!

Sustainability Ambassadors

The Sustainability Ambassadors program invites a designee from each office, division or department to spend a few hours of (paid!) time each month serving as their group's sustainability educator and point person.

The goal of the Ambassadors program is to facilitate sustainable practices on campus through faculty and staff peer-to-peer education and action. 

The link below will bring you to our Ambassadors project page, which provides a wealth of information about the program and introduces our current Ambassadors.

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Students working on the Gateway Center green roof.

Interested in becoming an Ambassador?

Complete the interest form below!

Ambassadors Interest Form

Practicing Sustainability

Faculty and staff are encouraged to integrate sustainability into their teaching, research and actions. The Office of Sustainability has many ongoing sustainability programs and resources that faculty and staff can use to guide sustainable actions in their lives. 


Green Purchasing


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Living Sustainably

at Home

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Mighty Oak

Energy Dashboard

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Ambassadors Guide

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Sustainable Events


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Plate Program

Prioritize reuse at events

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Explore the report behind our high sustainability rankings

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Submit an Idea or Collaborate in Class

We would love to hear from you! Many of our sustainability initiatives started because a campus member offered an idea and told us what they would like to see on campus.

Click the button below to submit your idea!

Submit an Idea

The Office of Sustainability partners with professors to bring experiential learning projects and guest lectures to classes. Email us to set up a meeting to discussion collaboration, tailored to your specific needs.

Connect with us!

Every month, the Office of Sustainability will host "office hours" in Gateway and Moon Library to provide students, faculty, and staff opportunities to connect with us, ask questions, share idea, and learn about the sustainable initiatives on campus. Check ESF Engage to see where we will be this month!

Follow up on on Instagram and Facebook @ESFSustainability! Click the links or scan the QR codes to follow.

ESF Sustainability social media QR codes