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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 and socially-just lifestyles among all Swarthmore community members. The GAs support environmental justice & climate crisis education/action, work to reduce campus waste generation in close partnership with Environmental Services, oversee the campus composting system, serve as liaisons to the Sustainability Advocates program, and much more. 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, Aayushi Dangol '20, Alana Ballagh '22, Carole Lee '21, Carolyn Cheng '22, Christopher Mathew '22, Daniel Pantini '22, Gabriel Stuger '20, Kyra Hall '22, Magda Werkmeister '22, Mohammad Boozarjomehri '20, Noah Criss '22, Rayyan Maker '20, 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!