Sustainability Assistant aka “Green Raider” Program

What is a Sustainability Assistant, aka Green Raider?

A Green Raider is a student who has an interest in practicing and promoting sustainable living. Sustainability assistants are members of the students who are interested in things like recycling, energy and water conservation, and environmental issues.

Check out this video from Game Day 2016 to learn more!

What does a Green Raider do, exactly?

Green Raiders will do a variety of things, some of which will be expected, and some of which will be at the discretion of each student’s interests and abilities. A Green Raider’s main purpose will be to educate his or her peers about the importance of living in a sustainable manner. This could take a variety of forms, such as conducting fun, informative residence hall programs, designing and installing educational bulletin boards, or organizing competition between residents on each floor to see who can reduce the amount of waste they generate. You will be asked to educate your peers on a variety of topics throughout the semester, which will be discussed at weekly meetings. About 1 hour a week will be office hours meeting with other green raiders.

Each year, Mount Union participates in several friendly, nation-wide competitions and other local events. Green Raiders would be expected to help with RecycleMania, Game Day Challenge, the Trash to Treasure Sale, and other events. Check out our Facebook page here!

What is the time commitment?

We understand you are busy and that school is your first priority. Green Raiders would be expected to attend meetings weekly to talk with other Green Raiders, plan activities for the coming weeks, get briefed on upcoming events and the associated responsibilities, and receive education about upcoming topics. These meetings would last 1-2 hours, depending on the number of events happening at the time. Green Raiders would also be expected to attend a one-afternoon retreat at the beginning of each semester. This will be a time to get to know each other, the sustainability staff, and to get organized for the coming semester. On top of that, we anticipate the time commitment averaging 3 - 8 hours per week, between educating peers, constructing displays, running programs, etc.

What’s in it for me?

Green Raider is a work-study position, with funding available for 10 positions. Volunteers are always welcome! Green Raider would be a good resume builder, as it will show you have organizational, leadership, and time-management skills, as well as the ability to work independently with little direct supervision, all of which are skills that will make your more successful in today’s job market. Plus, you will get to know your hall mates better, get the chance to learn more about things that already interest you, and to make a difference in Mount Union’s impact on the earth and the Alliance community. 


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