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Green Ambassador Program Recruits Directors

The WUGA program (Washington University Green Ambassadors) is currently seeking applicants for two student director positions. The WUGA program is a student-led, peer-education program supported by the Office of Sustainability that orients new students to sustainable living practices at  WashU. WUGAs play a critical role in training first year student to adopt behaviors that align with WashU’s culture of sustainability; behaviors that they will carry with them during their time at WashU, and beyond.

In addition to being assigned to a residential floor on the South 40, WUGA team members are broken into one of four groups that tackle the issues of energy efficiency, waste reduction, food and dining, and alternative transportation. The WUGA program is an excellent way to develop student leadership skills while fostering a sustainability culture on campus.

WUGA team retreat at the Shaw Nature Reserve

The WUGA director role includes coordinating with ResLife and the First Year Center to select the next round of WUGAs and WUGA Team Leaders. Additionally, WUGA directors must work closely with the Office of Sustainability to plan the logistics of the fall retreat and move-in day. Student directors oversee the WUGA team’s training and work with the teams to develop goals for each school semester. They must coordinate all teams and steer the efforts of the WUGA’s involvement with the residential colleges.

The position is inherently one that requires initiative, organization, and responsibility. It is certainly an excellent way to improve leadership skills and work with many facets of sustainability throughout Washington University.

For more information about the program, visit the WUGA Facebook Page.

Questions about the position? Email Kelly Showalter ( or Savannah Fuqua (, current WUGA directors.

To apply to the position, fill in this form.