Environmental Advisory Committee

Environmental Statement of Principles

Carleton College recognizes that it exists as part of interconnected communities that are impacted by personal and institutional choices. We are dedicated to investigating and promoting awareness of the current and future impacts of our actions in order to foster responsibility for these human and natural communities. Carleton strives to be a model of stewardship for the environment by incorporating ideals of sustainability into the operations of the college and the daily life of individuals.

Approved by the Environmental Advisory Committee, 12 April 2001
Endorsed by the Board of Trustees, Building and Grounds Committee, 18 May 2001

Review the Statement and its History

 AASHE 2019 Conference- Carleton Student Attendee Application 

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, AASHE, Conference will be held in Spokane, Washington October 27-29th, 2019. The theme of the conference is:

With a theme of Co-Creating a Sustainable Economy, AASHE 2019 is tackling the root cause for the continued rise in carbon emissions: our dysfunctional economic system. The conference seeks to showcase and strengthen higher education’s contributions to the movement for a sustainable economy, which we see as inclusive of the exciting work happening under a variety of other names such as the solidarity economy, wellbeing economy, circular economy, post-growth economy, regenerative economy and restorative economy.

This is a great opportunity for students to network with thousands of attendees representing hundreds of institutions from around the nation.

The Environmental Advisory Committee sponsors one to two students to attend this conference each year, please fill out the application below to be considered.

AASHE Conference Attendance Application

Application requirements:

  • The student will be returning to Carleton in the fall of 2019
  • The student is required to attend the entire conference, including the student summit and the two conference days
  • The student is required to submit a travel itinerary and budget as part of their application
  • The student has demonstrated a desire for learning and implementing sustainability projects on campus
  • The student plans to submit a presentation for the conference, a draft abstract included in the application

Preferred application considerations: 

  • The student has been involved with the EAC, Sustainability Office, ENTS department, CCCE program or relevant sustainability initiative on campus previously
  • The student includes one campus reference outside of the EAC, must not be another student


  • Applications open February 4-22nd
  • Review and selection by the EAC the week of February 25th
  • Notification of attendees by February 28th
  • Submissions for presentations (directly to AASHE) by March 8th
  • Registration for AASHE (through Sustainability Program Coordinator at Carleton) by May 31st
  • Practice presentation at EAC meeting in the September 2019, final presentation materials submitted by September 20th to AASHE
  • Attend AASHE Conference October 27-29, 2019

Questions should be directed to Alex, the Sustainability Program Coordinator, at x6004 or amiller3@carleton.edu