USGBC Students offers a variety of programs that students can get involved with on their campus and nationwide.
Don’t Be Trashy (August—September 2011)
A nationwide recycling drive during freshmen move-in week to help reduce waste. The program gives students an opportunity for their groups to grow by recruiting freshman, and helps garner support for the mission of USGBC Students, all while sustainably managing the waste move-in week creates. Find out more about the program here.
Campus Sustainability Day (October 24, 2012)
The tenth annual Campus Sustainability Day (CSD) asks colleges and universities to commit to maintaining the momentum of higher education sustainability by connecting new campus groups and allies, highlighting student stories and reaching out to partners who can help move towards success. Campus sustainability leaders are encouraged to plan their own events, programs and initiatives and post them to the CSD Events Listing. CSD is supported by the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC). For more information, visit http://www.aashe.org/campus-sustainability-day
Sustainability Challenges (November 2011)
USGBC Students, with help from top companies across the country, will begin holding nationwide sustainability challenges to encourage students to find innovate ways to create green solutions for common problems. Participating companies will present a sustainability problem they face with a product or a portion of their supply chain, and ask student groups to present the best solutions. This is a great way to showcase student’s talents and create both campus and community interest around an important sustainability issue. It also provides an opportunity for students to create relationships with these companies and garner media coverage. For more information on how to become a participating company or to join the contest as a student, please contact your regional chair.
CCN (April 2012)
The Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) is a nationwide resource-use reduction competition that challenges college and university campuses to achieve the greatest electricity and water-use reductions during a three week period. In the 2011 academic year, residents at schools from coast to coast will compete for exciting prizes and bragging rights in what is the second year of this historic real-time competition. Find out more about the program here or visit competetoreduce.org.
USGBC Students Job Fair (May 2012)
The Center for Green Schools will be conducting a job fair for USGBC Students in good standing who have earned a professional credential, such as the LEED Green Associate or LEED AP. The Center will work with their diverse corporate members and local chapters to provide a showcase for students to learn about careers in the green building industry and develop a professional network to find a job. Other career resources include a USGBC Students alumni program and online job bank.