A Rutgers Environmental Steward is a volunteer that is trained in the important environmental issues affecting New Jersey and works to help solve local environmental problems. Stewards attend weekly classes and are taught by leading researchers from Rutgers, government, and the nonprofit sector. Field trips to environmentally significant sites are included. Stewards complete a 60-hour internship of their choosing to become certified. Topics include climate change, soil health, alternative energy, water quality, habitat conservation, pollinator protection, environmental policy and more! Anyone can become an Environmental Steward! You do not need an environmental degree. You simply need a passion for the environment, a desire to learn, and a willingness to volunteer to create positive change in your community.