The Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium (NECSC)

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. 

To be added to the NECSC google group, please contact Shana Weber. The google group is to be used for idea-sharing and collaboration, facilitating calls about a particular topic, planning efforts associated with the annual meeting, and reminders of upcoming activities.

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    
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 University) 2019 Maine (University of Southern Maine)
2011 Pennsylvania (Carnegie Mellon) 2020 Online Connector Session hosted by Dalhousie University and Dallase Scott of Trust
2012 New York (Syracuse University) 2021 Online Network Connector Session with a focus on campus trees
2013 Maryland 2022 Canada (Dalhousie University)

Steering Committee members:




Richard Bowden Environmental Science Professor Allegheny College
Jack Byrne

Director of Sustainability Integration

Dennis Carlberg Associate Vice President, Sustainability 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 Executive Director 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
Elizabeth Palchak 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

Save the Date

2022 Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium Conference 
Halifax, N.S. Canada (Dalhousie University)

August 4th (virtual and in-person)
August 5th (optional in-person tours)


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