|Liaison||Mary Ellen Mallia|
|Submission Date||Jan. 15, 2016|
|4.00 / 4.00||
Director of Environmental Sustainability
Finance and Business
The Student Sustainability Council serves as the advisory board for the Office of Environmental Sustainability on all student initiatives. The Student Sustainability Council is comprised of chairs (ranging from 12-16 in number, depending on student interest), Res Life representatives, and delegates from the Student Association, the Graduate Student Association, and environmental student groups. Chairs positions are filled base on students' interests and education. The Chairs assume the responsibility for creating programs and educating the Student Sustainability Council, who in turn educate the campus.
Student educators on the Student Sustainability Council must apply for "chair" positions, and are appointed by the Office of Environmental Sustainability based on their experience and interests.
The Administrative Chair has the responsibility of training individuals who wish to apply for a chair position or sit on the council. Students learn about the key aspects of sustainability and sustainable programs, initiatives and operations at University at Albany. A training handbook has been compiled by the Office of Environmental Sustainability and is used in the training of student educators.
Student educators are provided with a $250 stipend at the end of each semester. A student educator may receive a reduced stipend or no stipend at all if their work, dedication, and achievements are not sufficient.
The campus is divided into 5 quads and 3 apartment complexes. Each living area has developed a sustainability committee of resident assistants (RA) and housing managers (HM). This group is responsible for developing large scale sustainability events each semester, as well as bringing the residents to sustainability-themed campus events.
The committees are comprised of resident assistants that are selected by res life professional staff members based on their interest in sustainability.
The Office of Sustainability conducts a session on sustainability as part of the RA mandatory training prior to the start of the academic year.
The Office of Sustainability offers coordination support for the committee events. In addition, the university has internal grants available to help fund programs.
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