The Role

Position Title:

  • Sustainability Ambassador -- a volunteer position open to all Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni of York University

3 Main Responsibilities:

  • Act as a positive role model for sustainability at all times
  • Act as a liaison to the Sustainability Engagement Coordinator
  • Act as a positive change agent

Related Responsibilities:

  • Take the "change" pledges
  • Attend Sustainability Ambassador orientation
  • Periodically collaborate on sustainability campaigns
  • Take the time to learn about the York community's sustainability efforts
  • Champion issues and be a strong advocate for sustainability, but exercise patience if necessary
  • Know York University’s sustainability policy
  • Engage peers in discussions around sustainability
  • Consistently communicate with the Sustainability Engagement Coordinator to report on successes, find solutions to challenges, and to request advocacy if needed
  • And, if you use an office at York, team up with your area supervisor to receive support to participate in the Green Office program


  • Passionate about the environment and sustainability
  • Looking to get involved further as part of the York University community’s continued efforts
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Positive, professional, and able to build consensus
  • Committed to social responsibility and inclusivity


  • The opportunity to make change and advocate for the environment
  • Learn more about sustainability and collaborate with like-minded peers
  • Improved change agent skills
  • Network with other leaders at York University
  • Have fun!

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