The Eco Corps, Emerson’s recognized green community, fosters participation in the College’s climate efforts by regularly offering engagement opportunities and creating space for environmental inquiry. Membership is simple: Commit to exploring environmental action and sustainable literacy. There is no specified time commitment or fixed responsibilities required to join the Eco Corps.

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      of first-year students receive a reusable clamshell and tumbler for use in the Dining Center

    Eco Ambassadors

    Campus Services hires passionate student leaders to lead the charge on campus sustainability. Working alongside the campus sustainability manager, Eco Ambassadors create and manage projects, provide peer learning opportunities, and generate excitement about campus sustainability. While direct experience in sustainability is unnecessary, a demonstrated interest in environmental topics is required. The time commitment is up to eight hours per week while classes are in session. For more information, please visit Student Employment.

    Student Corps Members

    Emerson’s creativity shines bright as students both lead and participate in engagement efforts to inspire and promote sustainable living. Take part in an upcoming initiative or email sustainability [at] to discuss resources and support to turn an idea into fruition. Students choose their involvement level; Campus Services simply supports. Some possible ways to get involved:

    • Attend a Bon Appétit Farm-to-Fork Trip.
    • Create a video or some graphics for the @greenemerson social media pages (Twitter, Facebook).
    • Partner with an RA or Eco Ambassador to bring awareness to a cause you care about.
    • Volunteer at a sustainability event.
    • Organize an outreach campaign to teach energy conservation.
    • Research a barrier to sustainable living on campus and recommend a solution.

    Faculty/Staff Corps Members

    Employees across campus host and support environmental efforts that contribute to Emerson’s goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2030. Some Eco Corps faculty act as advisors to student groups and projects. Others champion sustainable progress in their departments. Eco Corps staff demonstrate proper recycling and bring excitement to plant-based eating and environmental justice. Some possible ways to get involved:

    • Host an office waste audit to bring awareness to waste diversion.
    • Invite the campus sustainability manager to give a presentation to your class.
    • Commit to zero-waste event planning by using digital marketing, using reusable serveware and decorations, offering recycling, and sharing resources with neighbors.
    • Volunteer at a sustainability event.
    • Develop a Global Pathways program that incorporates sustainability learning objectives and/or values.
    • Donate clothing to the Tiny Thrift Store in the basement of the Colonial Building and leftover food to the Food Cam area on the fourth floor of the Ansin Building.