Green Greeks

The Green Greeks program seeks to establish and support efforts within the Greek Life community that improve environmental, social, and economic sustainability.

Along with providing resources to guide waste and energy reduction habits within individual chapters, the Green Greeks program is structured around a system of positive competition, which aims to educate and empower Greek organizations. Our goal is to introduce chapters and members to sustainability initiatives in an effort to encourage positive lifelong habits and environmental awareness. Through our partnerships with Greek life, we hope to leave a lasting impact on the UW–Madison campus and the surrounding community.

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The 2018–19 Green Greeks team at the Office of Sustainability (L-R): Jackson Webster, Jacqueline Olson, Natalie Brunner, Cordell Murphy.

Become a Sustainability Ambassador

Are you looking for a way to become more involved in your chapter? Are you interested in learning practical information and skills about how to lead a more sustainable lifestyle? If so, consider becoming your chapter’s Sustainability Ambassador. Your work will help your chapter receive the recognition it deserves for being a partner in sustainability. This opportunity is a great résumé builder, and it will help you develop necessary communication and problem solving skills applicable to any future career!

This low-commitment, high-impact position involves functioning as the liaison between the Office of Sustainability Greek Greeks program and your Chapter. As our primary contact, you would be responsible for:

  • Providing our team with contact information regarding present sustainability measures being taken at your house
  • Working with us to coordinate sustainable initiatives
  • Helping oversee such initiatives inside the chapter
  • Updating other members of your chapter about our efforts and agenda at chapter meetings

Your first responsibility as a Sustainability Ambassador would be to meet with our team and identify the primary areas your chapter can improve and establish sustainability initiatives. If interested, talk with your chapter president or feel free to contact us via email at greengreeks@lists.wisc.edu for more information.