Action and Impact
Smith College’s sustainability work is informed and led by a set of strategic plans and policies including the college’s Strategic Plan, the Study Group on Climate Change Recommendations, existing and emerging goals and actions for equity and inclusion, and more.
Leadership & Recognition
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 will also monitor the college’s progress toward meeting the recommendations from the Study Group on Climate Change and report annually to the community.
Committee on Sustainability Members
Chris Aiken, Professor, Dance
Alexander Barron, Assistant Professor, Environmental Science & Policy
Jim Gray, Associate VP of Facilities and Operations
Timothy Johnson, Director, Smith College Botanic Garden
Denise McKahn, Associate Professor, Engineering
Amy Rhodes, Professor, Geosciences
Dano Weisbord, Director of Sustainability and Campus Planning
Specific policies that guide operations on campus will be listed below as they are adopted.