Penn State’s Commonwealth Campuses have a long history of sustainability leadership, actions and innovations generated by their Green Teams and Sustainability Committees. Some of these informally-structured groups have evolved into formally structured Councils, with a Chancellor-appointed Chair and a Charter, outlining its approach to strategically advance the University’s goals from within the unit. Leaders and members from both types of sustainability groups, representing a diverse spectrum of roles, connect online through the Microsoft Teams platform and quarterly zoom calls on specific topics. Each May they gather either in person, or virtually, for a two-day forum to share initiatives and discuss best practices. Below are a list of the current heads of either campus councils or green teams/sustainability committees.

Nittany Lion Shrine, credit: Patrick Mansell, Penn State

Campuses with Sustainability Councils

If you are interested in learning more about Sustainability Councils, Chairs and Charters, please contact the Sustainability Institute by calling or emailing: 814-865-7488 or sustainability@psu.edu.

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Altoona

Abington

Jen Cushman

Beaver

Jenifer Cushman
Council Chair

Behrend

Mahsa Kazempour Image

Berks

Mark Boudreau image

Brandywine

Julie Stanton image

Brandywine

Barry Pawloski

Fayette

Barry Pawloski
Council Chair

Great Valley

Becky Stanko Image

Great Valley

Rick Ciocci Image

Harrisburg

Rick Ciocci
Council Co-Chair

Mont Alto

Mont Alto

Gene Grogan Image

Scranton

Gene Grogan
Council Co-Chair

Dale Holen Image

Scranton

Dale Holen
Council Co-Chair

Erin Brennan Image

Wilkes-Barre

Sue Gross

Wilkes-Barre

Campuses with Green Teams or Sustainability Teams

DuBois

Michele Joseph
Sustainability Contact

Greater Allegheny

Green Team Leader
Sustainability Website

Hazleton

Sustainability Chair

Karen Kackley-Dutt Image

Lehigh Valley

Karen Kackley-Dutt
Green Team Leader

Ruth Herstek Image

New Kensington

Julie Meyer Image

Schuykill

Julie Meyer
Green Team Leader

Tammy d'Artenay Image

Shenango

Tammy d'Artenay
Green Team Leader

Holly Gumke

York

Holly Gumke
Sustainability Contact