The experiences listed below are pre-approved for the Distinction in Sustainability and can be completed at any time after you have signed up for the RHED program.
- C-ROADS or En-ROADS: Run a simulation using the Climate Interactive role-playing activities C-ROADS or En-ROADS with a school group or civic organization. This is to include the pre-and post- surveys and an evaluation of the surveys to be presented at the student research symposium or Climate Change Initiative meeting.
- UN Conference of Parties: Represent UML as a student observer at a UN Conference of Parties (COP). After the return to UML from the meeting, students should present to the Climate Change Initiative regarding their experience, observations, and how this reflects their views regarding future action on climate change
- Rist Institute: Submit and win a Rist Institute Climate Mitigation Prize (10,000 lbs. CO2 reduction)
- S.E.E.D. Grant: Submit and be awarded a Sustainability Engagement & Enrichment Development (S.E.E.D.) grant.
- Sustainability Volunteer: Work as a volunteer for a semester-long project with a sustainability-related local organization such as Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI), MassPIRG, Mill City Grows, the Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust, the National Historical Park, or the Lowell Litter Krewe. Present a summary of your experience to the Climate Change Initiative or at the Student Research Symposium.
- Campus Greenhouse: Work with the Office of Sustainability in the campus greenhouse or green roof projects over a semester or summer. Present a summary of your experience to the Climate Change Initiative or at the Student Research Symposium.
Option: Students may propose a custom-designed experience
- Submitted by student to reflect their individual experience
- Must meet at least half of the Distinction's learning outcomes
- All submissions must be made prior to starting the experience
- Individual request approval is managed by the RHED committee members