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Green Advisors

foster behavioral and structural change by raising campus environmental conscientiousness.

The Green Advisors (GAs) are student workers of the Office of Sustainability who work to encourage sustainable lifestyles among all Swarthmore community members. The GAs facilitate environmentally just behaviors in the residence halls, work to reduce campus waste generation, oversee the campus composting system, serve as liaisons to the Sustainability Advocates program, host engaging and educational all-campus events, produce resources to inform the community about best practices, and generally serve as peer leaders. The GA program supports a multitude of approaches to environmental issues, and encourages dialog within and beyond the program to understand these differing perspectives.

2019-2020 Green Advisors

Student Coordinators

Alicia Contrera '22 and Alliyah Lusuegro '20


Aaron Urquidez '22, Alana Ballagh '22, Carole Lee '21, Carolyn Cheng '22, Chelsea Semper '21, Christopher Mathew '22, Daniel Pantini '22, Gabriel Brossy de Dios '20, Gabriel Stuger '20, Hannah Pait '22, Jacob Clark '21, Kyra Hall '22, Magda Werkmeister '22, Mohammad Boozarjomehri '20, Noah Criss '22, Sarah Chang '22, Susannah Broun '22, Tara Cannon '20, Yanyi Liu '22

GA Program Director

Melissa Tier, Sustainability Program Manager (


Zero Waste

The Green Advisors aim to reduce the College's waste and, when waste is produced, to divert as much of it as possible away from the Covanta incinerator located in Chester.

A key task for the GAs is to manage the College's compost system. GAs sort contamination out of campus compost before it is picked up by our hauler, Kitchen Harvest. Feel free to ask questions when you see GAs on their compost runs using Bertie, their electric golf cart!

Help the GA team by thinking before you create more waste and by learning how to compost & recycle!