Mary Catherine Steenberge
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major/Minor: Political Science and French major, minoring in Peace Studies
How many years on Senate: 1
Senate position: Sustainability Representative
Explanation of position (what issues you can assist students with specifically related to your position): My role is to look for ways to improve sustainability on our campus by collaborating with students and the administration. This represents a whole range of possibilities, big or little changes that can be made to ensure me meet our goal of carbon neutrality by 2035.
Why you joined Senate: I joined Senate because I wanted to make a positive impact on our community and because I wanted to be a resource for my peers.
Other activities/involvement on campus: McCarthy Center, Climate Action Club, Sustainability Alliance, Jackson Fellow, French Club, & Campus Ministr
Favorite class and why: My favorite class this semester is my political theory class because it causes me to think critically about different forms of government and power, including democracy.
Favorite study spot: O'Connells because I love the atmosphere and background noise!
Sustainability Representative Duties:
A. Have one vote.
B. Promote and educate the community about campus issues pertaining to the three tiers of sustainability: economy, equity, and environment.
C. Serve as liaison between the administration and students on campus sustainability issues.
D. Meet with CSB Facilities and Grounds Director as need arises.
E. Be a member of the Arboretum Advisory Council.
F. Be a member of the College Sustainability Council.
G. Serve as liaison for the Full Circle Greenhouse.
H. Plan the annual “Swap Shop” event to be held during Spring Semester, D Mod.
I. Ensure that the college remains dedicated to its sustainability commitments.
J. Serve as a member of the Building and Grounds Committee on the Board of Trustees.
K. Serve as a member of the Landscape Master Plan Committee and Implementation process.
L. Be an active member of the Sustainability Alliance.