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Sustainability Representative

Meet Senator

Mary Catherine Steenberge

Year: Sophomore    

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.