Interns needed for green campaign

Brita’s FilterForGood campaign is looking for social network-savvy students who have sustainable ideas for creating a greener campus to become FilterForGood ambassadors for UH and other campuses across the US.

The campaign focuses on reducing the amount of water bottle waste and promoting the use of greener practices on campuses.

The alternative rock band Guster has joined forces with Brita for the cause. They are currently touring with representatives from Brita to encourage students to apply for the ambassador positions.

Ambassadors are expected to create a sustainable, year-long plan to reduce waste caused by water bottles and help promote greener lifestyles on campus. They will also be required to submit bimonthly progress reports to show the success of their campaigns.

“If selected, the gig comes with tons of cool perks like meeting the band and checking out the show, (and) an awesome ambassador kit filled with goodies to help you green your campus,” said Ashley Johnson, a representative from the campaign.

In addition to meeting Guster, students who are selected will also receive a letter of recommendation they can use for future internships and jobs, as well as a $500 grant to help keep their plan going.

Ambassadors are also encouraged to use social networks such as Facebook and Twitter to promote their plan, and write updates for the Brita FilterForGood’s blog, “What’s on Tap?”

To apply for the position, students are required to submit the websites of their social networking sites along with the number of friends/followers they have.

Students also must write 150 words about why they think they should be selected to be an ambassador.

Students who are interested in becoming a Brita FilterForGood Ambassador for the 2011-2012 school year can download the application at and email the completed application to [email protected] by May 16.

For more information on the Brita FilterForGood campaign, go to

Students can read their blog at, visit or follow the campaign at

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