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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. If you're interested in becoming a STA for the 2016-17 school year or summer 2016, download the application form.

The 2015-2016 STAs:

Emma Vinella-Brusher '16 works on sustainability initiatives on campus and in Northfield, and serves as the liason between the STAffice and the CCCE.

Brent Murcia '16 co-manages the Carleton Farm and contributes to energy projects.

Charlotte Beal '16 works to promote a transparent, sustainable, and equitable campus food system by collaborating 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.

Ankita Verma '17 works on publicity in campus housing and serves as the liason between the Sustainability Office and Residential Life.

Natalie Jacobson '18 is the Special Events Coordinator for the Sustainability Office. By working on the planning of special events like Climate Action Week, she makes sustainability accessible to the campus as a whole, not just Carleton's environmental interest groups.

Bex Klafter '18 leads the Environmental Alliance and works on the Real Food Calculator, Carleton's institutional food purchasing assessment tool. 

Julian Palmer '18 works on keeping the website updated, energy issues at Carleton, and research on Carleton's sustainability initiatives and how they can be improved.

Emma Link '18 helps track Carleton's waste production and finds ways to reduce it.

Amy Roach '18 works on publicity for Carleton sustainability events.