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Sustainability

BikeMore | North Woods Stewards | Skidmore Community Garden | Skidmore Compost | S-Reps | Low-Impact Dining | Sustainable Food Interns | Tree Inventory

Student Staff

BikeMore

Will

Will Borowka ‘20

Major: environmental studies

"Working with the Sustainability Office allows me to help make Skidmore a greener community, and also meet new people all over campus."

Freddie

Freddie Klaus '20

Major: environmental science

"I work for the Sustainability Office because I love this planet and want to see it happy and healthy! Bikes are also by far the best method of transportation, and I hope to inspire the Skidmore community to choose them over cars whenever they can. Beyond being environmentally friendly, bikes are fun, and I want everyone on campus to be able to appreciate the joy of a bike ride!

Peace, love and bike grease!"

 

North Woods Stewards

James

James Lytton '19

Academic interests: geology, environmental studies and sciences

"I love the dirt; I love the woods; I love the plants. This job is a great way to get outside and have a structured way of contributing to their health."

 

Skidmore Community Garden

Eli

Eli Hersh '20

Major: environmental science

"I work for the Sustainability Office because I love food and the experience of knowing exactly where my food is coming from, and I want to share that experience with my peers. I love sunlight, water, soil and blueberries. I believe that, much like the humble carrot, Skidmore students can grow in the community garden and can form a personal bond with the food they eat."

 

Skidmore Compost

Ian

Ian Daly ‘18

Major: environmental studies

“Folks deserve to be able to recycle their food waste, and I'm happy to make composting possible at Skidmore. Watching banana peels and soggy carrots become soil is like witnessing magic!”

Lily

Lily Esposito '20

Major: environmental studies

"I love working as a compost manager because I get to make a difference in Skidmore's sustainability and inspire others to do the same. Plus I get to drive a tractor."

Olivia

Olivia Golden '18

Major: environmental studies

"I work for the Sustainability Office because I would like to inspire students to make sustainable choices and consider the impact that they have on the world around them. I also love meeting cool new people, playing in dirt and riding snazzy orange compost bikes!"

 

Sustainability Representatives

Greta

Greta Binzen ‘19

Major: environmental studies

Minor: mathematics

“I'm working for the Sustainability Office because getting outside and being in nature makes me happy. Unfortunately, my day-to-day routine negatively impacts the planet: working with the Sustainability Office allows me the opportunity to support a cause I care about.”

Michaela

Michaela Bonforte ‘19

Major: environmental studies

Minor: education

“It’s easy to take our beautiful campus for granted. Working for the sustainability office gives me the opportunity to help others learn about sustainability by promoting a positive relationship between humans and nature into our daily lives." 

Philip

Philip Caine '18

Major: management and business

Minor: exercise science

"I work for the sustainability office in order to help raise awareness and educate the campus community on sustainability in general and the efforts being put forth by Skidmore. It is a fantastic way to engage with students and faculty and help make a difference. I am passionate about driving sustainability and reducing our impact on the environment, and hope to share this with my peers."

Abby

Abby Grayburn '20

Major: environmental studies

“Hi all! I'm working in the Sustainability Office to engage my peers in sustainable practices to ensure a green planet for all generations to come :) I also love spending time outdoors when the sun is shining!”

Yesenia

Yesenia Olivares '18

Major: environmental studies

 "Yesenia has worked two consecutive years as a North Woods steward as well as a sustainability representative. She recently studied abroad in Madrid, Spain, and traveled a bit through Europe as well as Morocco. She loves learning about sustainability and the environment and enjoys being able to contribute to positive change in the way our local community and Skidmore students think about such topics."

Andy

Andy Rhodes '20

Major: environmental studies

Minors: film and media studies, Spanish

"I work for the Sustainability Office because I love the outdoors, whether it’s downhill skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks or gazing at the beauty of Mother Earth. My passion for sustainability drives me to give back and to be grateful for the environment."

 

Low-Impact Dining

Carolyn

Carolyn Koestner '18

Major: environmental science

"I’m very excited to be working for the Sustainability Office for my fourth semester and am excited to continue to making a positive impact outside of the classroom in my local community!"

Tracey

Tracey Wingate '18

Major: environmental studies  

Minor: intergroup relations

"I work for the Sustainability Office because as a private institution, Skidmore has the ability to make a statement with its food purchases and I want to be part of helping the college reach its sustainable food goal. I also work for the office because I love interacting with students and staff outside of my classes who are passionate about reducing Skidmore’s environmental impact!"

 

Sustainable Food Interns

  Kalle Fox '18
Zoe

Zoe Pagliaro '20

Majors: environmental studies and political science

"My name is Zoe Pagliaro, and I am a member of the class of 2020. I am from South Kingstown, Rhode Island, and I am very passionate about the environment! I am double-majoring in environmental studies and political science to hopefully help combat global warming someday. At Skidmore College I am a first-year senator for the Student Government Association and a sustainability representative. I love working for the Sustainability Office to promote sustainability on campus!"

  Isabella Thilmany '21

 

Campus Tree Inventory

Andy

Andy Rhodes '20

Major: environmental studies

Minors: Film and media studies, Spanish

"I work for the Sustainability Office because I love the outdoors, whether it’s downhill skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks or gazing at the beauty of Mother Earth. My passion for sustainability drives me to give back and to be grateful for the environment."

 

Kailey Toia '20

Major: environmental science

I am working for the Sustainability Office because I think knowing what’s going on on our campus is a great first step in helping Skidmore make informed sustainable choices. I am excited to hug some trees while also measuring their DBH!