Center for Sustainability

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

Become A Leader

Join our Smitty Sustainability Committee

Change the World

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


Students approve over $9000 in  Sustainability Grant projects in Fall of 2019

Students approve over $9000 in Sustainability Grant projects in Fall of 2019

The Sustainability Grant program has been running here at Paul Smith’s College since the Fall of 2013. Funds from the program are derived from a $30 fee that all students pay during the Spring semester. This allows there to be roughly $25,000 available annually for students, faculty, and staff to apply for. These funds are then used to support sustainable initiatives on campus and throughout the college community.

The program gives proposers options of applying for either an under $500 or over $500 grant. The under $500 grants are accepted on a rolling basis and are judged based upon a funding rubric by the Smitty Sustainability Committee. This committee is comprised of students who feel passionate about sustainability and enjoy enacting positive forms of change on campus. The over $500 grants are first reviewed by the committee, in accordance to the rubric. After this, the proposals are voted upon by the entire student body, once during each semester of the school year. If more than half of the students vote to pass the proposal(s), the grant has passed and funds are distributed.

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Katharine Glenn

Katharine Glenn

Faculty, Sustainability Coordinator 

Joan Weill Student Center 101


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Hannah Rion

Hannah Rion

Center for Sustainability Education and Outreach Assistant or

Major: Sustainability

Minor: Entrepreneurial Business

Position Description: 

  • Maintain documentation for Sustainability Grant projects and assist in the disbursement of funds
  • Coordinate sustainability education and outreach programs with various departments on campus
  • Assist in marketing the mission related to Sustainability on campus, this includes outreach programs, assisting in generating social media material, and updating the Sustainability webpage
  • Create events and carry out meetings for the Smitty Sustainability Committee