Keeping It Green at Oakton

Your source for the most current sustainability news from Oakton Community College

So Many Green Jobs!! Some entry level, some advanced education required

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The Notebaert Nature Museum is hiring educators!

Eco-Motion has entry level positions in campus sustainability in Boston!

Campus Sustainability Coordinator, EcoMotion

EcoMotion is seeking a highly motivated, entrepreneurial, and passionate individual to join the Cambridge based team. The Campus Sustainability Coordinator will support in managing existing accounts (Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Maine) and in dealing with all business related activity including project management, client relations, campus outreach and engagement, administrative tasks, delivering presentations, writing reports, and generating innovative programming for schools.

EcoMotion is a bi-coastal company that designs and implements comprehensive sustainability programs for cities, companies and campuses. EcoMotion’s suite of campus services range from coordination, planning and policy implementation, operational efficiency and renewable energy expertise, to behavior change programs and community engagement.

Learn more and find full posting here.

Sustainability Program Manager, Grand Rapids, MI

Spectrum Health is hiring a Sustainability Program Manager to support the Regional Hospital Network of non-owned facilities and in collaboration with our existing programs. Please share with anyone who may be interested. More information regarding position and how to apply can be found at this link:

University of Wisconsin, Sustainability Office
The Sustainability Outreach & Events Specialist will provide planning, project management, outreach, and communications support for University-wide sustainability events and other outreach-related activities in support of campus sustainability efforts. As a member of the UW Sustainability office team, the Outreach & Events Specialist works cooperatively with students, faculty, and staff at UW to plan and carry out events across campus to promote and guide activities supporting the University’s Climate Action Plan and other sustainability goals. Responsibilities include planning, budgeting, programming and delivery of high-profile UW-wide events such as the annual Sustainable UW Festival, Earth Day, and a variety of other campus and community events that require event coordination or tabling.
The Sustainability Programs Specialist will provide program management, planning, outreach, and communications for University-wide sustainability programs, projects, initiatives, and events. As a member of the UW Sustainability team, the Programs Specialist works cooperatively with students, faculty, and staff at UW to lead projects and make connections across campus that promote and guide activities supporting the University’s Climate Action Plan and other sustainability goals. Responsibilities include: Lead and manage projects such as the Green Labs and Green Office certifications, and UW Green Teams; lead effort for annual reporting processes for UW and Non-UW reporting organizations; develop and manage project planning; work with Climate Action Plan Project Manager to coordinate communications and presentation material; supervise student hours and communicate UW policies and procedures for all new student hires; supervise internship credits and work with student and faculty advisors to ensure student requirements are met; and coordinate with Campus Sustainability Fund Coordinator to track and support student-led programs and projects.
Again, for more information and links to apply, go to:
Virginia Commonwealth University, Learning Garden Coordinator
Provide sustainability services to the VCU community in accordance with the Quest for Distinction, the VCU Climate Action Plan and the VCU Sustainability Plan, as implemented by the Office of Sustainability. Work with internal and external agencies to further develop Learning Gardens at both the MCV andMPC campuses, to create living learning labs for the University in an urban setting, with the intent to enhance education around and access to local, healthy food. Projects will have educational components for students, staff and faculty.
For a complete list of requirements and duties, and to apply, please visit

Author: Debra Kutska

Thanks for visiting! I am the Sustainability Specialist for Oakton Community College. I look forward to introducing you to the many green initiatives in which we engage and collecting input from YOU as to how we can continue to improve. Please feel free to contact me with your suggestions at any time at

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