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 Friday at Common Time in Pickett 109
  • 4/1-4/22 Energy Competition
  • 4/22 Earth Day and SAM Fest
  • 4/23 Gould’s Garden Work Day

Meet the Team

Campus Sustainability Student Employees

Valerie Hoffman

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Energy Assistant

Where are you from?

I am from Fort Plain, NY

What’s your year?

Junior

What’s your major?

Natural Resources Sustainability

What do you like to do?

I like to compete in timber sports, hike and ski.

Favorite quote?

“Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.” – Henry Ford

Office Hours:

Monday: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Friday: 9:00 am – 12:00 am

Danielle Simmons

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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?

Junior

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 – 12:45 pm

Tuesday: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:00 am – 12:45 pm

Thursday: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kathryn Vellone

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Sustainability Assistant

Where are you from?

Elbridge, NY

What’s you major?

Natural Resources Sustainability, with a minor in GIS

What’s you year?

Senior

What do you like to do?

Horseback riding, hiking, singing, and reading

Favorite Quote?

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”- Theodore Roosevelt

Office Hours:

Tuesday:2:15 pm- 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 2:30 pm- 4:00 pm

Thursday: 2:15 pm- 4:00 pm

Friday: 11:00 am- 12:45 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?

Freshman

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: 10:00 am- 12:00 pm

Thursday: 10:30 am- 11:30 am

Friday: 10:00 am- 12:00 pm

Andrew Cassata

Farm to Table Assistant

Where are you from?

Hilton, NY

What’s your major?

Sustainable Communities & Working Landscapes

What’s your year?

Freshman

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: 10:00am-12:00pm

Friday: 10:00am-12:00pm

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.

Get Involved

It's Our World

 

Learn about our comprehensive Climate Action Plan

 

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Leave a Legacy

 

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

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The Latest

2016-2017: A Year in Review

2016-2017: A Year in Review

Wow, what a busy but very successful year for us! We know many of you are busy preparing for finals, but we would like to take a quick moment are share some of our major accomplishments with you: Funded over $50,000 worth of Campus Sustainability Fund projects...

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Final Week of the Energy Competition

Final Week of the Energy Competition

Congratulations to Currier hall for winning week 3!!!! Upper St Regis Hall has won the 2017 Energy Competition!! Overall we saved 2,095 kWh of electricity. How awesome is that?! Behavioral changes can make a huge impact on electricity bills. Have a wonderful summer and keep saving energy!!!

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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