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.
- About the GA Program
Green Advisors (GAs) serve four primary roles:
- RESIDENTIAL PEER LEADERS: provide sustainability support to their peers, host study breaks in their assigned residence halls, partner with their 'ResTeams' (DPAs, RAs, SAMs), and oversee move-in/move-out waste management.
- ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE EXPERTS: lead education and action on environmental justice issues, particularly related to waste management; create a culture of resource consciousness & waste reduction; manage the campus-wide compost system in close partnership with EVS techs.
- SUSTAINABILITY ADVOCATES LIAISONS: pair with representatives from academic departments or staff offices through the Sustainability Advocates program to implement zero waste, carbon reduction, and community engagement projects.
- CREATIVE PARTNERS: explore imaginative projects & collaborations across campus and in local communities to foster more just societies, especially in the face of the urgent climate crisis.
- 2020-2021 Green Advisors
Student Coordinators: Kyra Hall ‘22, Alicia Contrera '22
The Team: Alana Ballagh '22, Carole Lee '21, Susannah Broun '22, Anna (Chaewon) Jeong ‘23, Cynthia (Ruimin) Shi ‘23, Elena Lee ‘23, Huiying Xiao ‘23, Hulices Murillo ‘23, Jacob Cark ‘21, Karinna Papke ‘22, Kennedy Hill ‘23, Kiran McDonald ‘23, Liam Woerner ‘23, Meena Chen ‘21, Mekayla Herndon ‘23, Vanessa Levy ‘21, Olivia Fey ‘23, Sophia Schlenz ‘23
GA Program Director: Clare Hyre, Sustainability Program Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)