Who We Are

The Office of Sustainability currently has two full time staff members: Director and Sustainability Coordinator. There are three Graduate Assistants and student interns. This staff is designated to plan and implement sustainable practices across campus as well as apply innovative applications to improve sustainability. This office also moderates the Be Blue Go Green Team on campus. This student group educates the USD and local community regarding various ways to be sustainable in your everyday life. They also run the compost and garden area behind Missions Crossroads, complete office and home energy assessments, and create awareness around being eco-friendly.

 

 

Michael  Catanzaro

Director of Sustainability Read full bio

“We need to shift from the individual to the collective with a priority placed on the impacts of our actions”

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Amber Elliott 

Administrative Assistant Read full bio

“Sustainability is the ethical and efficient use of our natural resources and should be an integral part of our lifestyles in order to protect our planet.”

 

 

Arthur Atkinson

Manager, Electronics Recycling Center Read full bio

“Locally- sustainability is the ability to maintain one’s self and one’s community without excess waste. Globally- sustainability is the daily practice that is born from the deep desire to care for and protect planet earth, which subsequently motivates the individual and community to live simply so that others may simply live”

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Trey McDonald

Climate & Energy Manager Read full bio

Sustainability, at its heart, is the recognition that all of us are linked together through our common home. Whatever we do, large or small, affects our home, and in turn other people in some way. We have a moral obligation to ensure that those impacts are as positive as they can be.

My favorite quote regarding sustainability: “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” – John Muir

 

 

Bill McLeod

HVAC Automation Controls Specialist  Read full bio

“Sustainability is using only what you need not what you can. Teach your children to teach their children.”

 

 

David Horber 

Graduate Assistant (Education Outreach) Read full bio

“Sustainability is a world view connected to living environmentally, socially, and fiscally responsible; encouraging our community to flourish!”

 

 

Teresa Ta

Graduate Assistant (Programming) Read full bio

“Sustainability is loving nature and all it’s gifts. We have to continue to make positive strides towards a better and cleaner environment.”