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 Planning Process 

Leave a Legacy

Your idea can become a reality by making
a Sustainability Grant Proposal

Become a Leader

Join our Smitty Sustainability Committee

Our Commitment to Sustainability Is Central to Our Identity

Faculty Statement on Our Identity:  We, the Faculty at Paul Smith’s College, strive to preserve an exceptional way of teaching and learning informed by the real work of humanity – to be environmentally and socially responsible stewards of the planet and its people. Our way crosses all disciplines, explores connections, and expresses itself confidently in thoughts, words, and deeds. At the core of our experiential education, we hold these values to be indispensable:

a) a deepened engagement with our students, it is real and in place;

b) an integrated education that cultivates the student as a whole being in mind, body, heart, and soul; and

c) the history, culture and environment of the Adirondacks as a place that speaks to our deeper sense of self and purpose.

We strive to preserve our way and our values to be a universal example that connections of people with people and of people with environments is at the heart of education.




Center For Sustainability Staff & Student Fellows


Sustainability Coordinator/Faculty: Katharine Glenn, MS

Sustainability Coordinator, Faculty, Department of Environment and Society


I am often asked what a Sustainability Coordinator does, the primary focus of my position is to help make our campus and community more resilient, by mitigating and adapting to the affects of climate change. I focus mostly on reducing the college’s greenhouse gas emissions levels, I champion and oversee renewable energy and energy efficiency projects on campus. I also coordinate our STARS (Sustainable Tracking and Rating System) strategic plan and reporting. This includes various initiatives regarding sustainable dining, waste minimization, and other initiatives related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. I’ve been teaching for about 7 years. I teach about four classes a year, primarily upper division classes in our Sustainability BS program. check out my faculty page to learn more about myself the classes I teach. I also direct the Center for Sustainability, this semester we have a staff of about 4 student employees and Sustainability Fellows working on various campus initiatives and programs.

Looking to get involved? Have an idea? Have questions? Reach out, I’d love to hear from you. Stop by the Center for Sustainability (Student Center 101) or e-mail me at Check us out on social media @pscsustainability (Instagram) Paul Smith’s College Center for Sustainability (Facebook).

Student Fellows


Smitty Sustainability Student Committee 

The Smitty Sustainability Committee is open to all PSC students! 

Meetings are every Wednesday at 12:20 in the Pine Room of the Student Center. Join us today!

The Sustainability Grant was created by students, for students. To ensure that the student body has maximum control over the development and approval of proposals, the Smitty Sustainability Committee was created as a Student Organization. The committee is charged with the following tasks:

1. Assisting the campus community in generating and developing Sustainability Grant proposals.
2. Reviewing all submitted grant proposals and ensuring that proposals meet all grant criteria.
3. Coordinating a campus wide poster session of all fund proposals which meet said grant criteria.
4. Assisting in the coordination of a campus wide student vote.

The committee also hosts co-curricular events and programs! 



Paul Smiths College Mission
To develop career-ready graduates through hands-on, personalized education.
To educate, research and advocate on issues that improve our planet and the lives of the people that inhabit it. To help the Adirondack region be ecologically and economically sustainable.


Joan Weill Student Center 101
(518) 327-6054


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