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Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC)

The Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) is the governing body of environmental action at Carleton. Its role is to advise the Vice President and Treasurer of the college, as well as engage and support student sustainability projects. It is composed of three faculty, three staff and four student members (three students-at-large, one senator liaison). The EAC meets bi-weekly in the facilities conference room. Meetings are open to the public, and are a great way to stay informed on the environmental decisions being made at Carleton.

The charter, minutes, history and more can all be found on the EAC website.


Stewsie Award

Every year, the EAC awards the Stewsie Sustainability Award to one Carleton student and one Carleton faculty or staff member who has made a notable impact on academic and/or operational sustainability efforts at Carleton. The awards are given to Carleton campus citizens whose character most reflects the determination, conviction, and innovation of the lifelong service of Dresdon Blake Stewart, better known as “Stewsie.”  As an employee and later as superintendent of grounds, Stewsie served the College for more than 50 years. Through his problem-solving, will-power, and enthusiasm, Stewsie ensured the health and vitality of our natural environment.

The Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) seeks nominations for the award each spring.

Stewsie Award Eligibility Requirements

Student  

  • Nomination (unsolicited) by a member of the Carleton faculty, staff, or students
  • Full-time Carleton student
  • Nominee embodies Stewsie’s spirit through a specific sustainability project that improves the health of human-environmental relationships on campus and beyond
  • Nominee whose experiences and character best reflect the spirit of Stewsie’s conviction and dedication to our human relationship to the natural world
  • Non-winners may be re-nominated in subsequent years; prior winners are not eligible

Staff or Faculty

  • Nomination (unsolicited) by a member of the Carleton faculty, staff, or students
  • Full-time Carleton faculty or staff member Nominee embodies Stewsie’s spirit through a specific sustainability project that improves the health of human-environmental relationships on campus and beyond
  • Nominee whose experiences and character best reflect the spirit of Stewsie’s conviction and dedication to our human relationship to the natural world
  • Non-winners may be re-nominated in subsequent years; prior winners are not eligible

Past winners

2017-2018

Student: Emma Link '18

Staff/Faculty: Alex Miller, Sustainability Program Coordinator

2016-2017

Student: Morgan Vought '17

Staff/Faculty:  Fred Rogers, VP and Treasurer

2015-2016

Student: Emma Vinella-Brusher '16 and Shira Kaufman '16

Staff/Faculty:  Kelly Scheuerman, Center for Civic & Community Engagement Pathways Coordinator

2014-2015

Student: Sarah Lukins '15

Staff/Faculty:  Lynn Nichols, Custodial Administrative Assistant

2013-2014

Student (split): Anthony Hill-Abercrombie '14 and Jackson van Fleet '15

Staff/Faculty: Randy Peck

2012-2013

Student (split): Courtney Dufford '14 and Lindsay Guthrie '13

Staff/Faculty: Sue Caton

2011-2012

Student: Owen McMurtrey '12

Staff/Faculty (split): Patti Sabrowski and Chris Remley

2010-2011

Student (split): Ryan Noe '12 and Libby Nachman '12

Staff/Faulty: Gloria Heinz

2009-2010

Student: Ray McGaughey '11