LiveGreen Ambassadors support UNMC/Nebraska Medicine’s mission to lead the world in creating a healthy future for all by fostering a culture of sustainability at UNMC/Nebraska Medicine to facilitate the achievement of their Sustainability Master Plan goals. The Office of Sustainability will provide training, resources and support for all LiveGreen Ambassadors. The LiveGreen Ambassadors will continue to integrate sustainability into UNMC/Nebraska Medicine by modeling behaviors, providing colleagues with information, helping individuals use tools to implement sustainability initiatives, listening to colleagues’ ideas for sustainability on campus and conveying those ideas to the Office of Sustainability.
The LiveGreen Ambassador program is an employee engagement structure to engage volunteers passionate about incorporating sustainability into their role and department at UNMC/NM and receive additional training and support to do so. The Office of Sustainability supports the Ambassadors.
- What will I be asked to do as a LiveGreen Ambassador?
First and foremost, you will be asked to be eager to learn. As a LiveGreen Ambassador you will be asked to model sustainable behaviors, provide your colleagues with information and answer questions they have, help individuals use tools to implement sustainability in their departments, and listen to colleagues’ ideas for sustainability.
- What is the time commitment?
The time commitment will vary over the year. The core time commitment will be one training day each year, and on-going training as needed. Monthly involvement with specific topics is largely up to you. Some months you may have more interest and time to share the current project with your colleagues and listen to their ideas. Other months you may have less time and interest. The design of the LiveGreen Ambassador program allows for fluctuations in your participation based on your availability and interest.
- Do I already have to be a sustainability expert? What previous knowledge do I need to have?
No, you don’t need to be an expert and you don’t need any previous sustainability knowledge. The most important characteristic is a desire to help UNMC and NM become more sustainable. The Office of Sustainability will provide you with all the information and technical training you need to get started and on an on-going basis.
- What does the ongoing training consist of?
- One training/workshop day each year
- On-going training as needed, typically over the lunch hour
- Occasional online training/TED talks, brief articles, and emails with information
The program is now accepting applications from individuals interested in serving as LiveGreen Ambassadors for a one-year commitment with the ability to re-commitment. To apply, please click on this link to answer 3 questions. We’ll get back with you ASAP and you can then attend a LiveGreen Ambassador workshop to get started. Workshops are held twice a year for scheduling convenience, once in the spring and once in the fall.
Getting questions from people on campus? We have answers to help you:
Click here for a PDF of FAQs to LiveGreen Ambassadors