Sustainability at Scripps

President’s Advisory Council on Sustainability

Scripps promotes awareness of our community’s and responsibilities  for human rights and the sustainability of life on this planet.

The Committee shall seek to educate, challenge and encourage students, faculty and staff to advocate for the behavioral and social changes necessary to improve the environmental health of our community and our world.  The Committee will:

  • Review and analyze existing sustainability practices at the College;
  • Advise the President on an organized approach to management decisions for all campus life operations in an effort to advance the principles of sustainability;
  • Propose goals and strategies that will address a comprehensive green management plan;
  • Promote cost-effective applications of environmentally responsible principles throughout the campus;
  • Communicate the sustainability practices of Scripps College to the Scripps Community, the Claremont Consortium, prospective students, campus visitors, and other college communities;
  • Work with members of the Consortium to promote sustainability best practices through 5-College events;
  • Provide the President counsel on all of the above, in keeping with the mission of the College.

Committee Members

Dean Calvo
Vice President, Business Affairs/Treasurer
(909) 621-8211

Tom Adkins
General Manager, Dining Services
(909) 607-3841

Josh Reeder
Director of Facilities
(909) 621-8281

Lola Trafecanty
Director of Grounds
(909) 621-8381

Michael Brookings
Utility Maintenance Supervisor
(909) 607-2979

Deborah Gisvold
Assistant Dean, Director of Tiernan Field House
(909) 607-8810

Erica Little
Area Coordinator for Residential Life
(909) 607-6214

Marion Preest
Professor of Biology
(909) 607--8014

Caryn Rothschild
Sr. Advancement Officer
(909) 607-8255

Student Council Members

  • Mia Farago-Iwamasa (Scr ’17, SAS Sustainability Chair)
  • Leta Ames (Scr ’16, Environmental Club President)
  • Cossondra Abruzzo (Scr ’15, LASPA)