Get Involved!

There are multiple ways for students at BGSU to get involved with Sustainability Initiatives. Below you will find links to volunteer opportunities, available internships, and how to receive funding for your next green idea!


Volunteer Opportunities

Students help turn off lights in the academic buildings on campus to conserve energy over the weekend. Volunteers should know the following:

  • Students meet at 6:30 PM on the second floor of the BTSU outside the theater;
  • Volunteers get assigned to one or two academic buildings in groups of two to four students;
  • The event lasts as long as the student groups take to turn off lights in their buildings(typically between 20-40 minutes);
  • FNL volunteers can receive one service credit for attending;
  • It is a common Resident Advisor program, Hall Council activity, and fraternity/sorority event.;
  • Happens every Friday unless notified via e-mail (sign up to get on the e-mail list!)

Not only has Friday Night Lights has saved the University $65,000 in energy savings in just four years, but has raised awareness about the impact energy savings has on the university and has encouraged more mindful planning and design by implementing more energy conservation measures (such as efficient lighting, motion detectors, etc.) when remodeling  existing  buildings and the construction of new buildings on campus.

Volunteers assist with recycling and waste reduction efforts at any or all home football games.  Jobs include:

  • Helping to set up recycling containers/stations before the game in the stadium and tailgate area;
  • Handing out recycling bags to falcon fans in the tailgate area and explaining the green tailgate process;
  • Driving a golf cart around the tailgate or stadium area and assisting with pickup of full recycling bags;
  • Sorting recycling commodities at the event headquarters truck in the tailgate area;
  • Helping to pick up recycling containers when the game ends.

Be sure to indicate which home game and shift you are volunteering for.  Shift one is about two  hours before kickoff; shift two is from kickoff to the end of the game.

Volunteers are needed periodically during the year to assist with sales, promotions, and similar events. Volunteers are needed to:

  • Assist with the collection, transporation, and display of inventory in the temporary "store" location for the event;
  • Work in the "store" assisting customers, stocking shelves, and otherwise helping with the retail operation during the event;
  • Marketing, publicity and advertising.

General volunteers are needed throughout the year to assist with annual projects such as Fall Welcome Week, Earth Week, and When You Move Out. Fill out the volunteer form to be put on our e-mail list to be contacted for volunteer opportunities throughout the year!


Student Green Initiatives Fund

Do you have an idea that can help make BGSU more environmentally-friendly? Learn how you can receive funding to make your green dream come true!

Find out more!

Internship Opportunities

Check out all the ways you could get involved through interning with the Office of Campus Sustainability

Sustainability Internships  

Green Spotlight

No Impact Week

No Impact Week

For one week in October 2014, a university-wide experiment was conducted that allowed BGSU participants to experience what it is like living with less impact on the environment. Visit the webpage to read more about the events, challenges, and activities that were planned to help lower their carbon footprint!
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Earth Week

Earth Week

As a part of fulling the Unversity's public commitment to become carbon-neutral by 2040, the University collaborated with various aspects of the BGSU community to plan a vast array of sustainability themed programs and events. Check out the full webpage for the entire list of events!
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Welcome Week Bike Tour

Welcome Week Bike Tour

In August 2014, the Office of Campus Sustainability collaborated with Recreation and Wellness to offer a Welcome Week Bike Tour of the Slippery Elm Trail. Participants utilized bikes from the Orange Bike Program and were provided free helmets, T-Shirts, and a post-tour lunch!
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