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SynergE Worcester was founded on the principle that the greatest sustainability advancements can be achieved through collaboration. The initiative’s three colleges and two strategic partners aim to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions among the colleges through energy efficiency installations, metering, building operator training, and behavior change. The initiative also supports the advancement of sustainability education through provision of learning opportunities for students, faculty, administration, and other stakeholders. The unique synergies created between the colleges and their strategic partners will serve to enhance, complement, and spotlight existing sustainability programming on each campus.

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Tri-Campus Sustainability Leadership Council

The Tri-Campus Council convenes sustainability experts and diverse campus stakeholders to share best practices and develop joint tools, and implement collaborative projects. The Council leverages the combined resources of the institutions through cooperative trainings & workshops, recognition programs, and educational events.

Members of the Tri-Campus Sustainability Leadership Council are:

Clark University
Sharon Bort – Student
Michael Dawley – Director of Physical Plant
Jenny Isler – Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Will Maxwell – Student, Eco-Rep
Dr. Rob Johnston – Director of Marsh Institute and Professor of Economics
Dr. Jennie Stephens – Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
Paul Wykes – Business Manager & Emergency Plan Coordinator, Campus Safety

College of the Holy Cross
John Cannon – Associate Director for Planning and Operations, Physical Plant
Cathleen Doane – Associate Director for Orientation and Residence Life
Brian Griffin – Environmental Services and Sustainability
Dan Harrington – Student, SGA Environmental Rep Intern
Dr. Kendy Hess – Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Elizabeth McManus – Student, Eco-Action Co-Chair

WPI
Bill Grudzinski – Chief Engineer, Power Plant
Linda Looft – Assistant VP of Community and Government Relations
Dr. John Orr – Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Kate Roosa – Student Sustainability Coordinator
Liz Tomaszewski – Facilities Systems Manager/Sustainability Coordinator

GreenerU
Bonny Bentzin – Director of Sustainability
Lea Lupkin – Sustainability Program Coordinator
Rob Pratt – CEO