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

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

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Introducing Our Staff

Katharine Glenn

Katharine Glenn

Faculty, Sustainability Coordinator 

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Hannah Rion

Hannah Rion

Sustainability Grant and Office Assistant or

Major: Sustainable Communities and Working Landscapes

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



The Latest

Paul Smith’s College Donates Food Scraps to Local Farm !

Paul Smith’s College Donates Food Scraps to Local Farm !

The food waste serves a variety of purposes on the farm, such as feeding chickens directly, feeding mealworms and black soldier flies which eventually feed the chickens, while the rest is “…composted to create organic matter for our greenhouses, hopyard, fruit trees/bushes, and vegetable fields.” In the short time of a month, the dining hall has collected 218.2 pounds of pre-consumer food waste thanks to the help of Sodexo employees. Meanwhile, the Culinary Department has gathered 251.2 pounds with the help of students and instructors. Evidently, this diversion of food waste is serving an extremely more purposeful objective than it would sitting in a landfill spewing off methane gas Furthermore, this practice allows for a decrease in the heavy food waste facilities has to dispose of, and can be reflected on the college’s Greenhouse Gas Report, which tracks the production of methane.

Paul Smith’s Announces Sustainability Energy Initiatives

Paul Smith’s Announces Sustainability Energy Initiatives

Paul Smith’s College has recently expanded its options for energy sourcing, enabling college officials to balance the use of energy on campus while also supporting the regional economy. PSC has recently joined the Feel Good Heat Initiative, coordinated by the Northern Forest Center, as well as made an agreement to receive electric power from a hydroelectric plant in St. Regis Falls. These two partnerships complement the college’s existing use of pellet fuel sourced locally in Massena.


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