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In 2012, MSU students saw a need for sustainability advocacy on campus and set the groundwork for the Office of Sustainabilty.  Since then, our office has strived to be the voice for progress and stewardship—for our land grant university, for our students, and for the betterment of our community. We work with students, employees, and our community to develop, coordinate, and promote campus sustainability. Our office supports students in pushing our university to excel.

MSU's Sustainability Goals

Steward

use of student and the University's resources, ensuring these funds contribute effectively to campus sustainability efforts and engage students, faculty and staff in a meaningful way. 

Provide

employment, volunteer, and internship opportunities to students who wish to contribute to sustainability efforts at MSU. 

Build

programs that engage the campus in dialogue and action. 

Link

students, faculty and staff to information, campus resources, and decision-makers with regard to campus sustainability.

Leverage

student activism by building partnerships with MSU administration and departments to provide program continuity year to year. 

Advocate

for increased institutional commitment to sustainable policies and practices.

 

Sustainability is a pluralistic approach to ensuring human and ecological health, social justice, secure livelihoods, and a better world for all generations. At a university, this requires that every aspect of campus operation contribute to improving the institution’s environmental, social, and economic performance.

The MSU Sustainabilty Plan

Employees

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Kristin Blackler

Director (she/her/hers)

Kristin Blackler has served as the Director of the Office of Sustainability at Montana State University for the past 5 years. Kristin has 10 years of experience advancing sustainability in higher education and is also an adjunct professor in the School of Arts and Architecture.  The only thing she loves more than skiing and playing in rivers are her students. She received a BA in Environmental Studies with a special concentration in Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Contact:

Available by appointment or via phone/email

(406) 994-6822

sustainability@montana.edu

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Paul Edlund

Project Coordinator (he/him/his)

Paul Edlund joined the Office of Sustainability as Project Coordinator during the Fall of 2019. A graduate from down the road, he began his career collaborating to create the University of Montana’s second STARS report and completed a holistic analysis of waste streams and environmental reporting at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. At Montana State University, Paul is most excited to collaborate with equally motivated and determined students to improve MSU’s environmental impact by way of Sustainability Reporting and meaningful programs. His spare time is filled with exploring the Gallatin’s beautiful wilderness areas. Come say hello at SUB 284!

Contact:

Available 8 A.M. - 5 P.M., Monday - Friday, SUB 284

paul.edlund@montana.edu

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Anna Price

Sustainable Transportation Program Manager (she/her/hers)

Anna Price was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska and is an alumna of Montana State University.  After her bike was stolen freshman year, Anna involved herself in campus transportation management and contributed to the MSU Bicycle Master Plan as a coauthor.  Anna is now MSU’s first Alternative Transportation Program Manager and works to improve all methods of sustainable transportation because, ultimately, the best mode of sustainable transportation is one that fits each individual’s commute.  In her free time, Anna loves traveling, boat building, playing with her dog, biking, rafting, and pretty much anything that has to do with the outdoors.

Contact:

Available by appointment or via email

anna.price1@montana.edu