Office of Campus Sustainability & Planning
Wright Hall 005
Northampton, MA 01063
The Office of Campus Sustainability & Planning integrates environmentally sustainable practices into institutional operations and helps connect campus operations with student learning. We work closely with the Committee on Sustainability to develop campus policy, oversee the Eco Rep program in Smith's student houses, and cooperate with Facilities Management and other campus organizations to develop and implement operational initiatives. We collaborate with the Center for the Environment, Ecological Design and Sustainability (CEEDS) and the Environmental Science and Policy Program to connect campus operations with student learning.
Smith’s long history of recycling speaks to its consistent concern about the environmental impact of its operations. Since 1990, Smith has expanded its recycling program to a robust campus-wide system in every student house, public space and office.
What We Recycle
Do not throw batteries into the trash. Batteries can be recycled in a container located in the lower-level of the Campus Center.
Sustainable Office Certification Program
The Sustainable Office Certification Program is designed to recognize, support and promote offices that are engaging in sustainable practices. Certification is based on a checklist of activities and behaviors that progress from level one to level three. The first level covers conservation practices many offices are already using—or that are easy to start—such as unplugging personal cell phone chargers when they are not in use. Practices become more challenging at the upper levels, including unplugging appliances and turning off powerstrips over the weekend and taking notes electronically rather than on paper.
Specific policies that guide operations on campus will be listed below as they are adopted.