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Environmental Sustainability

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Maryland Green Registry Member

Maryland Green Registry Leadership Award Winner 2016

At CSM we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment. We will strive to improve our environmental performance over time and to initiate additional projects and activities that will further reduce our impacts on the environment. Our commitment to the environment extends to our students, our faculty, our staff and our community.

For the 2016-17 Academic Year, CSM, through the Environmental Sustainability Committee has identified the following goals to reduce the college’s environmental impact. 

  • Goal 1:  Increase energy efficiency and reduce energy costs
  • Goal 2: Decrease disposal of plastic bottles by promoting the use of on-campus filtered water filling stations through awareness campaign.
  • Goal 3:  Increase recycling by staff and students on campuses.
  • Goal 4:  Increase awareness of and promote sustainability efforts on campuses.

Environmental Sustainability Committee

CSM is committed to reducing its impact on the environment. We will strive to improve our environmental performance over time and to initiate additional projects and activities that will further reduce our impacts on the environment. Our commitment to the environment extends to our students, our faculty, our staff and our community. We are committed to:

  • Comply with all applicable environmental regulations;
  • Prevent pollution whenever possible;
  • Educate our staff and students on our environmental program and empower them to contribute and participate;
  • Communicate our environmental commitment and efforts to our students, staff and our community; and
  • Continually improve over time by striving to measure our environmental impacts and by setting goals to reduce these impacts each year. 

CSM has an Environmental Sustainability Committee, which meets regularly to evaluate and advise college administration and Board of Trustees on sustainability opportunities. This committee reflects the college’s commitment to responsible stewardship of environmental resources and aspires to work toward a sustainable campus life which protects and enhances the environment and health of the faculty, staff and students.

The committee membership includes staff, faculty and students, representing all campuses and a variety of divisions.

The committee provides leadership in all issues related to the college sustainability. The purpose of the committee is:

  1. Identify sustainability opportunities and issues and make recommendations to the administration for changes (advisory);
  2. Increase the campus-wide environmental awareness (education); and
  3. Coordinate current and future sustainability efforts (coordination).

2016 Environmental Sustainability Committee Members

Chair
Tony Jernigan, Vice President, Financial and Administrative Services

Vice Chair
Robert Farinelli, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs

La Plata Faculty Representative
Professor Tom Russ, Biological and Physical Sciences

Leonardtown Faculty Representative
Professor Rose Miller, Nursing

Prince Frederick Faculty Representative
Vacant/TBD

La Plata Student Representative 
Alesia Turner, SGA President

Prince Frederick Student Representative
Quonte Stewart, Student Assistant, Library
Heather Murphy, SGA President

Members
Kim Yellman, Lead Executive Assistant, Office of the President
Mike Baione, Help Desk Manager
Kevin Cumberland, Lead Technology Specialist
Nathan Welch, HVAC Mechanic
Laura Robins, Student Success Coordinator, Prince Frederick Campus
Karen Brandt and Tara Jones, Maryland Center for Environmental Training
Ron Toward, Director of Physical Plant
Joe Piccolo, Director of Procurement
Michelle Ruble, Director of Student Life and Athletics
Dorothy Hill, Lead Media Relations Coordinator
Lucia Charpentier, College Store General Operations Manager
Lisa Jones, Director of Creative Services