Higher Education

USGBC-Missouri Gateway’s Green Shadow program is a mentorship program developed by our Higher Education Committee to expose students to green jobs in the Chapter territory through a one day shadow of local business people.  Participating companies get access to local students interested in the industry without the financial commitment of an internship.

We are looking for Mentors and Shadows to participate in the Green Shadow program.

Mentors must have an active USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter membership and fill out an online application detailing their interest in becoming a Mentor and providing a list of activities in their typical workday. Click here to view the Green Shadow MENTOR application.

Shadows must be enrolled in a local college or university and fill out an online application outlining any previous experience with green building, their interests in sustainability and the one day shadow program, as well as a reference such as an advisor or professor.  Click here to view the Green Shadow STUDENT application.

Selection and matching of Mentors and Shadows will be made by the program administrators based on the alignment of Shadows’ field of study and potential occupation with the mentors’ occupation and typical work activities.

Once a match is made, program administrators check the availability of the mentor and establish a mutually agreeable date.  After a date is agreed upon, the student will be responsible for calling the mentor to finalize logistics (meeting place and time).

After the shadow experience, both participants complete a follow-up questionnaire to rate the experience and give feedback to the program administrators.

If you have any questions about St. Louis Green Shadow, please contact usgbc-mogateway@mobot.org.

USGBC K-12 & Higher Ed Resources

USGBC Green Campus Campaign
Through the campaign, USGBC aims to increase accessibility to LEED for educational facilities and campus development, support student leadership and advocacy efforts and promote sustainability in curriculum.

USGBC Green Educator Resources
Find inspiring and concrete ideas on how to utilize the built environment as the context of learning!

USGBC Education Provider Program

AASHE – The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
AASHE is an association of colleges and universities that are working to create a sustainable future. AASHE provides resources, professional development, and a network of support to enable institutions of higher education to model and advance sustainability in everything they do, from governance and operations to education and research.

AASHE Resource Center
The AASHE Resource Center is a rich source of information on campus sustainability.

Academic Programs in Sustainability
A growing database created by Sustainabiliy: Science, Practice and Policy detailing educational institutions offering degree granting sustainability programs worldwide.

American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC)
High-visibility effort to address global warming by garnering institutional commitments to neutralize greenhouse gas emissions, and to accelerate the research and educational efforts of higher education to equip society to re-stabilize the earth’s climate.

American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

American School and University Magazine

Campaign for Environmental Literacy

Campus Climate Challenge
A project of more than 30 leading youth organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Challenge leverages the power of young people to organize on college campuses and high schools to win 100% Clean Energy policies at their schools.

Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC)
HEASC is an informal network of higher education associations (HEAs) with a commitment to advancing sustainability within their constituencies and within the system of higher education itself.

Higher Ed Initiatives

Illinois Community College Sustainability Network (ICCSN)
Established in 2007, the ICCSN is a consortium of all 48 Illinois community colleges dedicated to providing the training and expertise to engage in the new energy economy.

Second Nature: Education for Sustainability
Serving and supporting senior college and university leaders in making healthy, just, and sustainable living the foundation of all learning and practice in higher education.

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Sustainability in Higher Education Resource Page

Sustainability Education & Economic Development (SEED) Center
The SEED Center is a leadership initiative, resource center, and online sharing environment for community colleges to ramp up programs for America’s workforce and build the green economy. Find curricula and resources for key green economy sectors such as solar, wind, green building, energy efficiency, and sustainability education.

The National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology program
Promotes climate leadership and sustainability among colleges and universities by providing resources and technical support, creating networking opportunities and organizing education events.