Center for Campus Sustainability

Our Paul Smith’s College community, residing within the Adirondack Park, promotes economic, social and environmental sustainability.

Our Mission

Students’ participation in a broad range of activities promotes their individual growth and enhances their understanding and awareness of others. These attributes complement the distinct educational experience of PSC to prepare students for successful living and leadership positions in their communities and careers.

The Sustainability Office’s mission is to empower students to enhance the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of Paul Smith’s College and its surrounding community.

Upcoming Dates!

  • Eco-Leaders Meeting every Wednesday at Common Time in Pickett 109
  • 2/28 at 12pm (noon)- Submission deadline for Campus Sustainability Fund proposals over $500
  • 3/8-3/10 Eastern Michigan Sustainability Conference
  • 3/12-3/16- Student vote in the Student Center for Campus Sustainability Fund proposals over $500
  • 4/6-4/8 Toronto Sustainability Conference
  • 4/30-5/2 Manchester, NH Sustainability Conference

Meet the Team

Campus Sustainability Student Employees

Danielle Simmons

Campus Sustainability Fund Assistant

Where are you from?

Henderson, NY

What’s your major?

Natural Resource Conservation & Management with a minor in Environmental Communications

What’s your year?

Senior

What do you like to do?

Reading, Singing, and Kayaking

Favorite quote?

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Ghandi

Office Hours:

Monday: 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Tuesday: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Wednesday: 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Thursday: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Friday: 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Jack Gallagher

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Sustainability Assistant

Where are you from?

Wilmington, NY

What’s your major?

Land Surveying Technology (A.A.S)

What’s your year?

Sophomore

What do you like to do?

Ski and Fish

Favorite quote?

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the entire world.” – Nelson Mandela

Office Hours

Tuesday: 12 pm – 2 pm

Wednesday: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Friday: 9 am – 11 am

Andrew Cassata

Farm to Table Assistant

Where are you from?

Hilton, NY

What’s your major?

Sustainable Communities & Working Landscapes

What’s your year?

Sophomore

What do you like to do?

Ski through the VIC and Hike

Favorite quote?

“The ultimate goal of agriculture is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of society.”

-Masanobu Fukuoka

Office Hours

Thursday: 12 pm – 2 pm

Jeremy Lake

Garden Assistant

Where are you from?

Tully, NY

What’s your major?

Parks and Conservation Management

What’s your year?

Sophomore

What do you like to do?

Fishing, fixing things, and being outside

Favorite quote?

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

-Winston Churchill

Sebastian Huber

Office Assistant

Where are you from?

New Haven, Vermont

What’s your major?

Environmental Studies

What’s your year?

Freshman

What do you like to do?

Hiking, cooking, traveling

Favorite quote?

“Fear is the mind-killer.”

-Frank Herbert, Dune

Office Hours:

Tuesday 8 am – 9:30 am

Wednesday 1 pm – 3 pm

Thursday 11 am – 12 pm

Nicole DeCarolis

Media and Communications Assistant

Where are you from?

Rochester, New York

What’s your major?

Natural Resource Conservation Management with a double minor in GIS and Sustainable Communities

What’s your year?

Junior

What do you like to do?

Reading, Cooking, and Hiking

Favorite Quote?

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it” – Upton Sinclair

Katharine Glenn

Faculty, Environmental Studies and Sustainability

Campus Sustainability Coordinator

Challenge Course Manager

What do you like to do?

Hiking, Backpacking, Hammock Laying, Paddling, gardening, and cooking!

Favorite quote?

“You cannot protect the environment unless you empower people, you inform them, and you help them understand that these resources are their own, that they must protect them.” – Wangari Maathai

It's Your Campus

From solar-panel installation to apple pressing, there are plenty of ways to join.

It's Our World

Learn about our comprehensive Climate Action Plan

Leave a Legacy

Your idea can become a reality by making a Campus Sustainability Fund proposal

The Latest

CSF Past Proposals Update

CSF Past Proposals Update

The Raised Beds at Gould’s garden have been constructed and are ready to be used next spring. The raised beds will help with organization and weeds. They will be utilized by community members and campus community members. This was a CSF proposal last Fall 2016 for...

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Waste Reduction Team Update

Waste Reduction Team Update

The Waste Reduction Team has been sorting garbage out of the recycling for almost two semesters now. There are currently five students on the team, and at least one member is sorting garbage out of the recycling every day. We have had a good volume of recycling from...

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Paul Smith’s College Center for Campus Sustainability
Pickett 109
E-mail: campussustainability@paulsmiths.edu
518.327.6054
Sustainability Coordinator: Katharine Glenn
kglenn@paulsmiths.edu, 518.327.6054