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Sustainability at ESF
Sustainability Ambassadors

The Sustainability Ambassadors program invites a designee from each office, division or department to spend a few hours of (paid!) time each month serving as their group's sustainability educator and point person.

The goal of the Ambassadors program is to facilitate sustainable practices on campus through staff peer-to-peer education and action. 

Check out the Sustainability Ambassadors Guide, linked below, for more information about the program.

sustainability ambassadors standing on Moon Library patio

Sustainability Ambassadors pose for a group photo outside of Moon Library

What do Ambassadors do?

Each month, the Office of Sustainability leads a kickoff meeting to discuss that month's theme with Ambassadors.  Monthly themes are deliberately specific and Ambassadors are asked to educate their colleagues about this specific topic in a different, fun way each week for the rest of the month. 

Ambassador Responsibilities

  • Commit an additional 5 hours per month (~1 hour per week) performing the following:
    • Weekly communication with staff in their home department, division or office about the monthly sustainability topic & upcoming sustainability events and programming
    • Attend monthly meetings with the Office of Sustainability
      • Monthly meetings will also allow Ambassadors to identify opportunities for collaboration, share insights, and discuss challenges with other Ambassadors
    • Assist with identifying, creating, and implementing new sustainability programming and resources for the campus or their home department, division or office

Interested in becoming an Ambassador?

Complete the interest form below!

Ambassador Responsibilities

Sustainability Ambassador Resources


Ambassadors Guide

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Meet the Ambassadors

  • Alex Paonessa, Open Academy
  • Andy Houck, Information Systems
  • Brandy Neveldine, Development Office
  • Chris Card, Division of Student Affairs
  • Danushi Fernando, Office of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access
  • Emily Wheeler, Office of the President
  • Jason Chagnon, Office of Sustainable Facilities & Operations (Operations)
  • Jason Kohlbrenner, Division of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Jennifer Cullivan, Office of Alumni Affairs
  • Jill Rahn, Forest Properties
  • Jim Sitnik, University Police
  • Karen Moore, Office of Communications & Marketing
  • Katherine Hobbs, Office of Sustainable Facilities & Operations (Facilities)
  • Kelly Watson-Collins, Chemical Engineering
  • Kialey Day, Undergraduate Admissions
  • Kristina Hart, Office of Business Affairs
  • Michael Stowell, Moon Library
  • Natasha Karniski-Keglovits, Newcomb Campus
  • Rachel Graham, Ranger School
  • Sean Korbas, Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships