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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.

Alyssa Barbuto

Director of Sustainability

Pronouns: she/her/hers


More information to come on Alyssa!


Alyssa can be reached at

Projects & Policy

  • Events

    • 4th Annual Sustainability Fair

    • Sustainable Fashion Showcase

      • Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 7 - 9 PM in Stillman Hall 100

      • Want to dress eco-friendly without breaking the bank? Come learn how while grabbing free giveaways and enjoying free dinner from Lavash Cafe!

      • Facebook Event Link

    • Environmental Justice Dinner

      • Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 6 - 8 PM at the Barrister Club (25 W 11th Ave)

      • Teach for America and USG have partnered to host a Dinner & Dialogue highlighting issues and advancements in Evironmental Justice. Come network with professionals, researchers, and professors from a variety of fields who are vested in the area of Environmental Justice

      • This event is business casual and a full dinner will be provided. This list will be capped at the first 77 individuals to sign up, and then a wait list will be created following that

      • Facebook Event Link

    • Seeds of Service

      • Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

      • USG and FLOW are sponsoring an area restoration along the Olentangy River Trail in front of the Schottenstein Center. We would like to invite your student organization to participate in this Day of Service to connect with others, give back to the community, and earn some funding for organizational activities!

      • Register here!

      • Facebook Event Link

  • Plastic Bad Drop-Off

  • Bee Week

  • Planting the Seeds for a Self-Sustainable Gym

  • Comprehensive Energy Management Plan (CEMP)

  • Sustainable Residence Hall Living Guide

  • Off Campus Composting Pilot

  • Laundry Room Efficiency Project

  • Computer Lab Energy Saving Project

  • OutGreen the Wolverines

  • Environmental Dinner

Deputy Directors

Alyssa Barbuto.3

Animesh Bapat.15

Calvin Spanbauer.6

Kaleigh O'Reilly.120

Lexi Kilbane.50

Will Baumgart.11