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Sustainability Assistants (STAs)

The Sustainability Assistant (STA) program is a work-study position for students dedicated to advancing sustainability at Carleton. STAs work with Facilities, Grounds, Residential Life, Bon Appetit, CCCE, the Environmental Advisory Committee, and any group that would like to further incorporate sustainability into their work. STAs focus on projects related to energy conservation, land management, waste management, food systems, sustainable policies and guidelines, publicity/outreach, events, data and reporting, and research.

If you have questions or want to work with us, look for our information on the Contact Us page. Stay tuned if you're interested in becoming a STA for the 2015-16 school year or summer 2015, applications will be available during spring term.

The 2015-2016 STAs:

Energy: Timmy Zhu '15 and Sarah Lukins '15 are working on energy issues at Carleton, including campus lighting audits, monitoring of steam and electricity meters, and research on alternative energy technologies.

Waste: Tori Ostenso '15 is working on streamlining Carleton's waste system, making it more effective and clear to students, faculty, and staff. She is working to coordinate zero-waste athletic events.

Food Procurement: Anna Larson '15 & Charlotte Beal '16 are working with Bon Appetit and nonprofit Real Food Challenge to track Bon Appetit's food purchasing and make future purchases more sustainable, local, humane, and equitable.

Brent Murcia '16

Emma Vinella-Brusher '16