The Sustainability Office was created in 2010 and oversees the work of the Climate Action Plan for the College. The Manager of Campus Energy & Sustainability position was created in 2010 as well and serves three roles: manager of the Sustainability Office, project manager in facilities, and the College’s energy conservation manager. The Sustainability Program Coordinator position was created in 2016 to oversee the STA program and leads projects related to outreach, events, food, and waste management.


Sustainability Assistants

The Sustainability Assistant (STA) program is a work-study peer leader 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.

Applications to be a Sustainability Assistant open up during spring term along with all other peer leader positions. Information about the position can be found on the Career Center’s Handshake page.