Fall 2021 Center for Sustainability Programs

Monday, September 6th – Club Fair

Find the Smitty Sustainability Committee table while you’re checking out other club tables on the Great Lawn!

Saturday, September 11th – Blue Line Compost Tour Field Trip

10 am van pickup at the post office. Awesome tour and valuable learning experience! Visit the sign-up sheet outside Kate Glenn’s office (Student Center 101) if interested in joining. For more info, visit https://bluelinecompost.com/

September 25th – Cider Pressing! 

10 am-2 pm – Outside the Student Center. We’ll be using an old fashioned double barreled cider press to make fresh press apple cider. Hot cider will be sold in wide-mouth glass pint jars for the suggested donation of 3$ a jar. Come check out the bike powered apple masher we borrow from Ravenwood Homestead.

October 5th – Northern Power and Light speaker Emmett Smith

Paul Smith’s College is powered 100% by Local Small Scale Hydroelectricity from Northern Power and Light, CEO of Northern Power and Light, Emmett Smith will speak on campus about local hydro in the Adirondacks and how you can support local renewable energy in the North Country. Pine Room @ 6:30pm. More information: https://www.npandl.com/

October 9th – Azure Mountain Hydroelectric Tour

Tour this beautiful old hydroelectric plant in St. Regis Falls, which helps power Paul Smith’s College. Plant Operator Everette Smith will show us around this facility built in the 90’s using 100 year old equipment on a dam on the st regis river. 1 pm van pickup at the post office -Sign up at the Center for Sustainability, Student Center 101

November 2nd- Zoom Panel on Electric Vehicles

Are you thinking of purchasing an Electric Vehicle? Hear from a panel of PSC employees who’ve all made the transition to electric. Speakers include Nicholas Hunt-Bull, Dan Kelting, Scott Van-Lear, and Andrew Kelly. There is more than one way to drive electric, our panel reflects that. You’ll hear from people driving 100% electric vehicles, as well as plug in hybrid EV.  Program is held in Freer Auditorium and Zoom, 4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Meet Our Staff!

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 kglenn@paulsmiths.edu. Check us out on social media @pscsustainability (Instagram) Paul Smith’s College Center for Sustainability (Facebook).

Center for Sustainability Staff

Name: Sean Jackson ,

Title: Sustainability Fellow: Transportation

E-mail: sjackson@paulsmiths.edu,

Major: Sustainability BS

 

 

Name: Nicole Distasio ,

Title: Sustainability Fellow: Sustainable Dining

E-mail: ndistasio@paulsmith.edu

Major: Sustainability BS, Minor: Entrepreneurial Business