Keeping It Green at Oakton

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Take a Tour of the Lee Center!

Next time you are on campus, spend a few minutes on a self-guided tour of the Lee Center.  Start in the lobby at our intro display that provides background on the sustainable features and LEED certification. Interact with the touchscreen to view our energy dashboard. You can learn how much solar power is being generated by our sunshades (visible from the 3rd floor–south hall) and check out the energy usage of our building throughout the year. Then, grab a self-guided tour brochure and use it to follow informational signs throughout the building. At each, you will learn a fun fact or two about why the Lee Center was able to earn LEED Gold Certification.  Feel free to keep the brochure, or return it to the display when you are done. We also welcome you to learn more about the Center while off campus by reading this feature in Sustainable Chicago.


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National Wildlife Federation, Fellowships

The National Wildlife Federation is currently accepting applications for four graduate student fellowships this summer/fall.

  • Earn a $2,000 -$3,000 stipend
  • Help grow the NWF EcoLeaders leadership and certification program for emerging environmental leaders
  • Gain valuable career experience and professional development

Learn more and apply!

We are seeking graduate students for the following four fellowships:

~ NWF EcoLeaders Career Center Fellow
~ NWF EcoLeaders Community Management Assessment Fellow
~ NWF EcoLeaders Certification Workshops Fellow
~ NWF EcoLeaders Business Plan Fellow

In 2014, NWF launched a leadership development and certification program for student and young professional environmental leaders called “EcoLeaders” ( Last year, we added a Career Center component to the program to help these leaders map out their sustainability career pathways toward rewarding jobs that also help the planet!

The Fellowship is for a term of 4 months, and the fellow will receive a $2,000 or $3,000 stipend as well as valuable professional development. An additional $2,000 is available for the Business Plan Fellow, please see the RFP for details.

Application deadline: July 10, 2016

More information, including the full RFPs and application instructions can be found at