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Students and Young Professionals

The EcoLeaders program is the National Wildlife Federation’s sustainability career and leadership development program for college students and young leaders.


By becoming EcoLeaders, students can:

• Declare and share an EcoMission
• Start a sustainability project on campus or in the community
• Support other young leaders on campus and around the country
• Earn EcoLeader certification to boost your resume
• Create a career pathway

U of Chicago Recycles: Tom McGrath

Register to become an EcoLeader today! It’s free to join.


Other opportunities for students include:

  • Explore the Campus Ecology Resource Center—browse reports and campus case studies across different sustainability topics include building design, curriculum, financing, and more.
  • National Wildlife Federation’s EcoCareer ConferenceFocus on the Future of Sustainability, February 21-22, 2018. Registered and certified EcoLeaders are free to participate. Check out the 2017 EcoCareer Conference program.
  • Browse the EcoLeaders Career Center—learn about skill demand and job availability in 10 green career sectors including energy, wildlife and habitat, transportation, and more. The Career Center also features tips in resume writing, best practices in interviewing, and more.

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