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UAB Sustaining Employee Ambassadors logo.The Sustainability Ambassadors Program is one way to ensure departments on campus have an investment in and exposure to sustainability for all departments at UAB. The program will create a network of employees in each building on UAB’s academic and medical campus, and those employees will promote sustainability to colleagues in their building through problem-solving, communication, and new programming.

Sustainability Ambassadors will communicate and advocate for more sustainable practices within their buildings, programs, and scopes of work in an effort to cultivate a sustainability culture in the professional workspaces at UAB. They will also act as conduits of information to implement tailored sustainable programs to meet the needs of the buildings they serve.

Please email UAB Sustainability at sustainability@uab.edu if you would like to become an Ambassador. Nominations are also welcome!


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All program participants must:

  • Be a full time, benefits-eligible employee (faculty or staff)
  • Have the support of their direct supervisor to participate
  • Have an interest in recycling, wellness, or other sustainability-related initiatives

Sustainability Ambassadors Program participants agree to:

  • Serve as an Ambassador for a one-year term: August to August
  • Attend a lunch and learn orientation event in October, where information about general benchmarking for sustainability in higher education and key sustainability initiatives at UAB will be presented
  • Keep in regular, monthly contact with UAB Sustainability via email regarding updates from their building and events
  • Attend a second meeting in April


Sustainability Ambassadors