Students for Sustainable Living
Students for Sustainable Living (SSL) is a student internship program run by Sustainable Duke. SSL is a paid, 15-member student corps dedicated to making Duke’s campus culture more sustainable 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 $8.50 to $12 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 showcase "green dorm room" and eye-catching signs with sustainability messages at key decision-making points across campus.
SSL creates change by researching, meeting with administrators and designing creative outreach campaigns for the Duke community. As a strong, collaborative community, SSL participants meet together weekly to share updates and ideas.