Office of Sustainability Employment
The Office of Sustainability employs skilled students who help make Western a leader in campus sustainability. The office looks for people who:
Are committed to the pursuit of campus sustainability,
Can work for at least one year, and
If applying for a work-study funded position, have been awarded work study funds. See WWU Work Study Jobs (On-Campus)
AS ESP Alternative Transportation Program Coordinator
The AS Environmental & Sustainability Programs (ESP) offers the education and resources necessary to promote environmentalism and provides opportunities to become actively involved
in sustainable practices through events, volunteering, and student activism.
About the Position: The Alternative Transportation Coordinator works to increase the use of the services provided by the Alternative Transportation Fee. In addition the position works to increase the use of all forms of alternative transportation. The position is also responsible for assessing the use of the services provided by the Alternative Transportation Fee.
For more information and application instructions see: https://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=7392
Alliance to Save Energy is seeking people interested in energy efficiency. Although the Alliance is headquartered in Washington, D.C., they have staff and offices around the globe, including Seattle, California, India and Ukraine. The non-profit Alliance to Save Energy (www.ase.org) promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security.
RE Sources is a non-profit environmental education and advocacy organization. Their mission is to promote sustainable communities through recycling, education, advocacy, and the conservation of natural resources. As part of their mission, RE Sources operates a variety of education and advocacy programs in addition to two retail stores that collect and sell used building materials. They offers internship opportunities on a quarterly basis. Internships vary from season to season, but usually include a combination of office, education and advocacy work.
Sustainable Bellingham is a 501(c)3 organization with a history of over six years in Bellingham. They have a loose organizational hierarchy and put every effort into maximizing our participation in action-oriented events in the community. They are 100% volunteer. Projects center around community-building and low-impact lifestyles, and include re-localization, urban gardening, permaculture, alternative transportation, social justice, etc. Projects are usually comprised of 2-3 leads who organize the events. To volunteer on a project, email Sara Charette at email@example.com.
Cloud Mountain Farm Center is a working farm located in Everson, WA, with rich learning opportunities for beginning and experienced farmers and gardeners. They offer paid internships for those wanting to learn the business of farming, and many learning opportunities for gardeners wanting to expand their knowledge. For decades they’ve run trials of fruit, ornamental, and, more recently, vegetable plants for suitability to Northwest gardens and farms. They also test growing systems to extend the seasons and push the boundaries of the possibilities for growing in our maritime climate.