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Role and Mission

The Sustainability committee strives to improve our environmental ethic as a campus and to enhance students’ understanding of important issues such as climate change, waste reduction, and habitat loss. Our committee is not only driven by people that have an extensive environmental background, but also by people who truly want to learn about how they can help the planet. This committee operates under the philosophy that what someone wants to accomplish, we will work on. All ideas are accepted and promoted.

Sam Reed

Director of Sustainability

Samuel Reed is a fourth year Environmental Science and Ecology major from Cleveland, Ohio. During his first year in USG Sam served as a Deputy Director in the Sustainability committee. In his second year Sam ascended to the Director of the Sustainability committee and has continued to hold that position for the past three years. Outside of USG, Sam is a member of the Sustainability Council, the President and Provost's Council on Sustainability, and Honors & Scholars. On campus, Sam can almost always be found in the USG Office in the Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership & Service on the second floor of the Ohio Union. In the meantime, you can reach him at

Projects & Policy

  • Comprehensive Energy Management Plan (CEMP)

  • Sustainable Residence Hall Living Guide

  • Seeds of Service

  • The Sustainability Fair

  • Wilce Rooftop Garden

  • Sustainability Education Program (for elementary school students)

  • OutGreen the Wolverines

  • Single-Use Utensil Reduction Campaign

  • Environmental Dinner

Deputy Directors

Erin Dolvin

Carla Gracia (GA)

Tyler Hoerst

Stephanie Li

Vikas Munjal