Become an EcoLeader Campus Partner and advance the next generation of conservation leaders!

Memberships are available for colleges and universities interested in advancing sustainability career and leadership development for their students. EcoLeaders provides access to cutting-edge tools and resources for environmental project and career planning and integrating sustainability into the curriculum. The crowning achievement of EcoLeaders' involvement is a project-based certification for students and young professionals demonstrating their sustainability leadership that can be shared on resumes and with prospective employers.


The EcoLeader Campus Partners membership packages offer free registration for the annual EcoCareer virtual conference, access to our specialized career planning tool and discounts on project-based certification for students. Other perks include a dedicated group page within the EcoLeaders community for your campus, customized forums, and social media promotion of your sustainability efforts through NWF's social media channels.

Free registration to the annual EcoCareer Conference 

Free access to the EcoLeaders Career Planning Tool

Free and discounted fees to earn EcoLeader Campus or Community Certification 

Membership packages are detailed below for students, faculty, staff, colleges and universities. 

Campus Partners - Colleges and Universities

Campus Partner - Annual fee based on student enrollment; click here for fee chart
Basic Level: 
  • 50% discount on EcoLeader Certification for your students - your students will pay $15 (regular fee $30)
  • Free registration for the annual EcoCareers conference for your students, faculty and staff (2017 registration fees started at $35 for students, $70 for faculty/staff, and $300 for groups of 10 or more)
  • Free access to the EcoLeader career planning tool for your students (regular fee is $20)
  • EcoLeader Campus Partner logo for placement on your program and/or campus's website
  • Campus partner webpage within the EcoLeaders community featuring overview of campus and spotlighting all student EcoLeaders from your campus (estimated value $50)
  • $1000 discount on a visit to campus and talk by recognized NWF Naturalist David Mizejewski. David is the media's go-to wildlife expert, regularly appearing on Conan, the Today Show, NatGeo WILD and more to educate on wildlife conservation
Join Now (Basic)
Advanced Level:
  • All of the above, plus:
  • Customized forum space for the EcoLeader Partner group of students, faculty, and staff to share opportunities, advice, and ask questions
  • Promotions through NWF EcoLeaders social media and email featuring campus partners (NWF EcoLeaders reach via email is 20,000 and social media is 10,000)
  • Development of annual report with photos featuring campus EcoLeaders and their projects for the EcoLeader Campus Partner (estimated value $250) 
  • Profile of campus partner alumni leader in the EcoLeader Career Center, Campus Partners: Alumni to Watch (limit one per campus) (estimated value $250)
  • 25% discount on consultation and speaker visits by NWF EcoLeaders team

Join Now (Advanced)
Not Ready to Join Yet? Check out the EcoLeader tools and resources that are available for free:
  • EcoTopic Resources and Ideas to Take Action - The EcoLeaders community features 12 EcoTopics that features ideas to take action, resources, and active projects from campuses across the country.
  • Project Planning Resource Library - A collection of resources to help students and young professionals plan, implement, communicate and sustain their sustainability projects on campus and in the community.
  • Career Sector Outlooks - Explore 10 sustainability career sectors to learn about interesting developments and positions, average salaries, required education and credentials, and more.
  • EcoLeader Webinars 2017-2018 - Hear from experts in the field on conservation, sustainability and career-related topics. 
  • Recognition - In addition to EcoLeader Campus and Community Certification, EcoLeaders offers the opportunity to earn recognition for your actions for wildlife through our NWF campaign badges which currently include the Pollinator and Wildlife Crossing Badges, with more coming soon. You can also certify your project for its positive impact on the environment. 

Questions? Please contact Kristy Jones at 703-438-6262 or If your campus is interested in becoming an EcoLeader Partner, but you do not have the financial resources, please contact us to discuss options. 

Speaker Discount for Campus Partners


EcoLeader Campus Partners receive a $1000 discount on David's appearance fees.
Book NWF Naturalist David Mizejewski for a talk on your campus. David is the media's go-to wildlife expert, regularly apprearing on Conan, the Today Show, NatGeo WILD and more to educate on wildlife conservation.  

Check out what people are saying about NWF's EcoLeaders Program

Pamela Millan, EcoLeader, St. Edward's University

EcoLeader testimonials from students, faculty, and employers


EcoLeaders offers many opportunities to receive recognition for campus and community actions. Learn more about our project-based certifications, NWF campaign badges, and EcoLeader project certification.  

Campus Partner Members

  • Daemen College, New York
  • George Mason University, Virginia
  • Macalester College, Minnesota
  • Northern Virginia Community College, Virginia
  • Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, Michigan
  • Ramapo College, New Jersey
  • Selkirk College, British Columbia, Canada
  • Sterling College, Vermont
  • Towson University, Maryland
  • University of West Georgia, Georgia