The President's Climate Task Force oversees the planning and implementation of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment with the immediate goal of delivering Hobart and William Smith Colleges to climate neutrality.
President Mark Gearan
Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies Tom Drennen (Co-Chair)
Vice President of Finance Pete Polinak (Co-Chair)
Director of Grants Martha Bond
Professor of Geoscience Tara Curtin
Jerimiah Booream-Phelps '11
Stacey Rice '11 (Campus Greens President)
Director of Communications Cathy Williams
Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff Michael Hoepp '05
Vice President of Student Affairs Robert Flowers
Director of Buildings and Grounds Howard Simmons
General Manager of Dining Services Lynn Pelkey
Assistant Director of Buildings and Grounds Scott Woodworth
Sustainability Coordinator James Landi '08
The HWS Goes Green Program, designed by Sustainability Coordinator, James Landi in the Fall of 2008 acts as the umbrella program for all of the Colleges’ sustainability initiatives. The program is comprehensive in nature, and works with the entire HWS Community to develop a culture of environmental sustainability and reduce the Colleges’ impact on the environment.
Click the image to see the HWS Environmental Performance Dashboard
This Environmental Commitment provides a framework and support for more than 674 of America's colleges and universities to go carbon neutral. The signatories of the Commitment pledge to fulfill a three-step constitution which includes expediently initiating a comprehensive plan for climate neutrality, taking tangible action to reduce greenhouse gases, and publicizing the action plan, inventory and progress. The Commitment recognizes the unique responsibility that institutions of higher education have as role models for their communities and in training the people who will develop the social, economic and technological solutions to reverse climate change.
If you have any questions about the HWS Goes Green Program or Climate Task Force, feel free to contact Sustainability Coordinator James Landi at (315) 781-4442.