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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

Members

  • Karen Brandt, Executive Director, Maryland Center for Environmental Training
  • Sharon Buckler, Administrative Assistant, Office of the President
  • Lucia Charpentier, General Operations Manager, College Store
  • Kevin Cumberland, Network Security Administrator
  • Patty DeCarlo, Shipping and Receiving/Fixed Asset Manager
  • Jennifer Everhart, Executive Assistant to the VP-Financial and Administrative Services
  • Ken Glassman, Professor, BAT
  • Kelly Hobbs, Student Representative
  • Lisa Jones, Director, Creative Services
  • Sarah Jones, Student Representative
  • Tara Jones, Training Coordinator, Maryland Center for Environmental Training
  • Randy Jouben, Executive Director, Risk Management and Compliance Office
  • Rose Miller, Professor, NUR
  • Joe Piccolo, Procurement Director
  • Tom Repenning, Director, Library
  • Laura Robins, Student Success Coordinator
  • Elizabeth Rourke, Professor, MTH
  • Michelle Ruble, Associate Director, Student Life and Athletics Department
  • Tracey Stuller, Associate Professor, BIO
  • Annie Sutten, Lead College Event Manager, Scheduling and Conference Services
  • Kelly Swyka, Student Representative
  • Ron Toward, Executive Director, Physical Plant