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Committee on Sustainability

The Committee on Sustainability is concerned with the best long-term use of finite natural resources and the college's impact on the local, regional and global environment. It identifies, implements and evaluates approaches for increasing Smith's commitment to sustainability in all areas of the campus, including (but not limited to) construction, transportation, materials and energy use, waste management, purchasing, investment and the campus curriculum. It seeks to maintain an holistic perspective focused on systemic changes and institutional transformation to aid the college in achieving the greatest efficiencies in natural resource use and pollution prevention.


The Committee on Sustainability meets regularly during the academic year. A schedule of lunchtime meetings is established each semester. Meetings are open to all members of the Smith community. Fall 2014 meeting will be held on the following dates:                                                                                  
Thursday, September 11th in Wright 005
Thursday, October 16th in Wright 005
Tuesday, November 11th in Campus Center 102
Thursday, December 4th in Campus Center 103/104                      

Committee on Sustainability Members, Fall 2014

Najwa Alsheikh 'AC
Judith Cardell, Engineering (chair)
Jon Caris, Environmental Science and Policy
Katie Fitzgerald, Development
Alison Grady '15
Julia Graham '16
Emma Kerr, Campus Sustainability
Leslie King, Sociology  
Franny Krushinsky, Dining Services                                          Michael Lane, Facilities Management
Denise McKahn, Engineering        
Mehammed Mack, French Studies
Dano Weisbord, Campus Sustainability