The Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium (NECSC)

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 The Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium (NECSC) was established in October 2004 to support sustainability officers in advancing education about and demonstration of sustainable systems on university campuses in the northeast and maritime region. Organized around the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, the NECSC members have committed to an annual meeting that advances campus sustainability by providing close networking opportunities, professional development, and access to the area’s vibrant and growing college and university sustainability practitioner community. With no formalized structure, the NECSC is a collaborative, participatory network serving sustainability professionals in higher education in the northeast region. 

Ongoing activities include monthly member-driven and facilitated calls, coordinated currently by the Princeton University Office of Sustainability. To be added to the NECSC distribution list, please contact Lisa Nicolaison ( Emails will be limited to coordination of monthly calls, planning efforts associated with the annual meeting, and reminders of upcoming activities.

2017-2018 Academic Year calls:

More calls to be scheduled soon!

Contact Lisa at for call-in details or to facilitate a call

2018 Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium Conference

June 4-5 at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut 

This year's consortium will focus on the topic of effective collaborations (within campuses, between campuses, and between campuses and communities). Events will include guest speakers, panel discussions and group workshops.  The conference schedule is still under development.

For more information and to register, visit this website. Please email questions to

Registrations will be open until June 1; if you plan to stay the night, a block of rooms is available at a reduced rate through Tuesday, May 14th

Conference History

 Since 2004, NECSC steering committee members have committed to hosting annual gatherings. As planning continues for the next 10 years, additional host institutions will emerge.

2004 New Hampshire 2013 Maryland
2005 Massachusetts (Harvard) 2014 Rhode Island (Brown University)
2006 Connecticut 2015 Massachusetts (University of Massachusetts)
2007 Maine (Bowdoin College) 2016 Massachusetts (Wellesley College and Babson College)
2008 New Jersey (Princeton) 2017 New Hampshire (Dartmouth College)
2009 Vermont (Middlebury and the University of Vermont) 2018 Connecticut (Wesleyan University)
2010 Montreal (McGill)
2011 Pennsylvania (Carnegie Mellon)
2012 New York (Syracuse University)

Steering Committee members:




Richard Bowden Environmental Science Professor Allegheny College
Jack Byrne

Director of Sustainability Integration

Dennis Carlberg Sustainability Director Boston University
Julian Dautremont-Smith Chief Sustainability Officer Alfred State
Amber Garrard Education & Outreach Program Manager, Office of Sustainability Yale
Heather Henriksen Sustainability Director Harvard University
Mary Jensen Campus Sustainability Officer Keene State College
Rosi Kerr Sustainability Director Dartmouth College
Barbara Kviz Sustainability Director Carnegie Mellon University
Steven Lanou

Deputy Director, Office of Sustainability

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rick Martin Principle Sustainability Analyst Syracuse University
Richard Miller Director, Environmental Policy University of Connecticut
Katherine Ng Environmental Officer McGill University
Rochelle Owen Director of Sustainability Dalhousie University
Keisha Payson Coordinator for a Sustainable Bowdoin Bowdoin College
Cathy Resler Manager of Environmental Stewardship Columbia University
Julie Rosenbach Manager of Sustainability Initiatives Bates College
Daniel Roth Sustainability Coordinator Cornell University
Margaret Bounds Assistant Director of Sustainability Connecticut College
Kurt Teichert Resource Efficiency Manager Brown University
Gioia Thompson Director of Sustainability University of Vermont
Shana Weber Director of Sustainability (current Administrative Host for the NECSC) Princeton University
Tina Woolston Sustainability Program Director Tufts University

For general information or questions about the NECSC, contact Shana Weber, Director of the Princeton University Office of Sustainability at (609) 258-1518 or