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

  • 4/24 Sustainability Speaker Series:Wasted! The Story of Food Waste Screening 7:00 – 9:00 pm in the Adirondack Room
  • 4/25 Eco-Leaders Meeting at Common Time in Pickett 109
  • 4/28 Science March 10:00 am at Paul Smith’s College VIC
  • 4/28 SAM Fest 2018 11:00 am -5:00 pm at Paul Smith’s College VIC
  • 4/29 Garden Work Party 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at Gould’s Garden
  • 5/2 Last Eco-Leaders Meeting at Common Time in Pickett 109
  • 10/3 Campus Sustainability Fund Proposals over $500 due by 12 pm (noon)
  • 10/15-10/19 Student wide vote on over $500 CSF proposals in the Student Center

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

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: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tuesday: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Wednesday: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Thursday: 1:00 pm – 2:00 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

Monday: 11 am – 1 pm

Wednesday: 10 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

Office Hours:

By appointment only

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 9:30 am – 11 am

Thursday 9:30 am – 11 am

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

Andrew Cassata


Garden 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

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

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

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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