Sustainability Representative


Danica Simonet

Name: Danica Simonet

Year: Junior

Studying: Peace Studies and German Major with an emphasis in Forced Migration

Position: Sustainability Representative

Why did you join Senate: My passion for creating a more peaceful world drove me to run for Saint Ben's Senate. I believe that, for us to combat climate change, we must involve every single human being, and this change starts on campus. I  know we can continue creating a culture of sustainability and I am excited to be a part of the journey.

How long have you been on Senate: This is my first year on the Saint Ben's Senate!

Favorite study spot on campus: My favorite study spot on campus is outside on the grass with some  fascinating Peace Studies readings in my hand!

Other activities on campus: I am also a part of Extending the Link, Peer Resource Program, Joint Student Muslim Society, and the President of the Peace Studies Club

Sustainability Representative Duties:

  • Have one vote.
  • Promote and educate the community about campus issues pertaining to the three tiers of sustainability: economy, equity, and environment.
  • Serve as liaison between the administration and students on campus sustainability issues.
  • Meet with CSB staff to address issues pertaining, but not limited to: facilities, grounds, residential life, housing, culinary services and transpiration and their efforts in sustainability
  • Serve as a member of the Arboretum Advisory Council.
  • Serve as a member of the College Sustainability Council.
  • Serve as liaison for the Full Circle Greenhouse.
  • Aid in the planning and/or implementation of annual sustainability events and functions on campus.
  • Ensure that the college remains dedicated to its sustainability commitments.
  • Serve as a member of the Building and Grounds Committee for the Board of Trustees.
  • Serve as a member of at least one regularly meeting sustainability group on campus (I.e. sustainability alliance, Ecohouses, Climate Action Club, etc).
  • Manage the Facebook Ride Share page.
  • Receive funds to investigate, propose, fund and enact sustainability efforts on campus.
  • Receive a $250 stipend per semester.