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Who we are

The Office of Sustainability fosters communication, collaboration and coordination between stakeholders in the CC community. The Office of Sustainability consists of Ian Johnson, Colorado College's Sustainability Director, and teams of student interns paired with dedicated student volunteers who work on independent projects and often are embedded in different offices in the Colorado College administration.


Hannah Rider '19 | Curriculum Development Intern

Zoë Holland '17 | Zero Waste Intern

Niyanta Khatri '17 | Website Development and Communications Intern

Danny Rodriguez '18 | Sustainability Intern for Residential Life

Robbie Gardner '19 | Green House Gas Inventory Intern

Sarah J Kang '19 | Local Food Coalition Intern

Annabelle O'Neill '19 | Buildings and Grounds Intern

Kelsey Maxwell '19 | Communications Intern

Bryna Cole '19 | State of Sustainability Intern


The Office of Sustainability works to:

  • Assess the college's sustainability progress through AASHE STARS annually.  STARS is a self-reporting program that rates higher education institution's sustainability status
  • Compile the annual State of Sustainability Report utilizing information from STARS for dissemination to campus stakeholders
  • Perform annual greenhouse gas inventories and compile the resulting reports
  • Support the College's goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2020
  • Coordinate the Eco-RA programs with resources and tools to localize sustainability efforts campus-wide.
  • Administer the EcoFund campus grant program for sustainability projects
  • Design and implement campus resource conservation campaigns related to energy, water, waste, and procurement practices
  • Develop curricular components that include sustainability by working with individual faculty in departments across campus and with administration
  • Continually assess campus operations, policies, and initiatives to improve the overall sustainability of the college amongst environmental, social, economic, and community-based efforts