Students for Sustainable Living

StudentsStudents for Sustainable Living (SSL) is a student employment program run by Sustainable Duke.  SSL is a paid, 15-member student corps dedicated to “greening” Duke’s campus culture through education and outreach with the ultimate goal of reducing the University’s environmental footprint.  A team of graduate and undergraduate students work approximately 3-5 hours per week throughout the academic year and receive between $8 and 10 per hour.  

Students learn about current sustainability efforts at Duke and select an area of campus sustainability that they are passionate about.  Working in teams, students design and implement campus sustainability projects throughout the year.  Past projects have included a staff sustainability education program, a green dining award, a showcase "green dorm room" and creating eye-catching signs with sustainability messages at key decision-making points across campus. 

SSL creates change by researching, meeting with administrators and creatively outreaching to the Duke community.  As a strong, collaborative community, SSL participants meet together weekly, along with the Sustainability Outreach Coordinator, to share updates and ideas.

How to Get Involved

GarbologyTo apply, download the application form and submit your completed application to sustainability@duke.eduApplications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 2013.  If you have any questions about the program or application, please e-mail