USGBC Student Chapter
On October 24, 2012 Montclair State University celebrated the 10th Annual Campus Sustainability Day by confirming its commitment to being a “Green Campus”, and by establishing a United States Green Building Council (USGBC) - Center for Green Schools - Student Chapter.
Green campus (noun; gr?n kam-p?s): A higher education community that is improving energy efficiency, conserving resources and enhancing environmental quality by educating for sustainability and creating healthy living and learning environments.
The Center for Green Schools is working in partnership with students, faculty and administrators to strengthen campus sustainability efforts.
The Center and USGBC aim to increase accessibility to LEED for educational facilities and campus development, support student leadership and advocacy efforts and promote sustainability in the curriculum.
This new initiative is being led by Professor Gregory Pope, PhD (Earth and Environmental Studies- Faculty Advisor), Amy V. Ferdinand (University Facilities – Staff Advisor), and Sushant K. Singh (Earth and Environmental Studies – Group President), Shevon Letang (Earth and Environmental Studies - MSU Sustainability Coordinator Intern). Twenty undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students signed the Affiliation Agreement between USGBC and MSU.