Your resource for advancing sustainability at Macalester

The Sustainability Office is a resource for encouraging and enabling the advancement of sustainability across campus. It does this by:

  • Helping to form connections between students, staff, faculty and the senior administration
  • Creating and supporting campus communication structures
  • Acting as a central hub of information on sustainability
  • Supporting sustainability projects and policies

The Sustainability Office works in conjunction with and under the oversight of the Sustainability Advisory Committee.


This year's themes will be:

  • September - Transportation
  • October - Urban Sustainability
  • November - Food 
  • December - Energy
  • January - Green Jobs and Alumni
  • February - Waste 
  • March - Water 
  • April - Social Justice 
  • May - Educational Outreach and Chataqua


The Sustainability Office is located on the first floor of Kagin Commons. Suzanne Savanick Hansen is the Sustainability Manager and Kurt Miller is the Sustainability Project Coordinator.

The office also has numerous student workers throughout the school year and Summer.  Email the  if you would like to learn more about the Sustainability Student Worker Network.