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Sustainability

Serve on a Committee

Serve on a Committee

Much of the work to move forward sustainability across the campus is accomplished through committees.  Student representatives are included on all of these committees.  If you’re interested in joining one of these committees, reach out to the main point of contact listed to learn how to get involved.

Sustainability Committee
The official campus committee with representatives from across campus tasked with forwarding sustainability across campus. 
Main point of contact: Lisa Mitten

Green Revolving Fund Committee
A subcommittee of the campus sustainability committee responsible for reviewing funding requests to access green revolving funds to promote clean energy and other sustainability projects on campus.
Main point of contact: Michael Sheridan

Sustainable Food Committee
A partnership between Campus Auxiliary Services, Sodexo, and the Office of Campus Sustainability to promote sustainable food offerings on campus.
Main point of contact: Lisa Mitten

Hydration Committee
An as-needed committee that spearheaded and successfully sought funding for the installation of water bottle refilling stations across campus and pushed for the ban on the sale of bottled water.
Main point of contact: Steve Deutsch

Environmental Task Force
A network of SUNY New Paltz students and faculty as well as local community members forwarding environmental issues on campus and across our region.
Main point of contacts: Daniel Lipson and Mike Boms

Campus Auxiliary Services Board of Directors
Several student members sit on the Campus Auxiliary Services Board of Directors, which oversees many aspects of campus life including dining services and the beverage & vending contract.  Historically, sustainability issues have been addressed by this committee including local/sustainable food procurement and the discontinuation of the sale of bottled water.
Main point of contact: Steve Deutsch