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Sustainability At RIT



RIT Committee for Sustainable Practices

Committee for Sustainable Practices (CSP) contributes to the development and propagation of policies, practices and ideas in an effort to protect the natural environment and foster the sustainable use of our material, energy and natural resources.


  • To advise the University's administration on University sustainability matters.
  • To bring together members who share interest, knowledge, expertise or strategic positions that impact our sustainable policies, practices, and physical development.
  • To be a conduit for information and represent faculty, staff, and students from across the University who are involved in activities related to sustainability.
  • To emphasize communication to the University and the Community at large on universal practices which have been identified, evaluated, and endorsed by the Committee and the President's Office.


  • Enid Cardinal, Senior Sustainability Advisor to the President (Chair)
  • Catherine Ahern, Director, Engineering Services, Facilities Management Services
  • Dmitry Liapitch, Recycling Administrator and Student
  • Kurt Ingerick, Associate Director, Housing Operations
  • Rebecca Johnson, Associate of the University
  • Karl Korfmacher, Associate Professor, Environmental Science, COS
  • Nabil Nasr, Assistant Provost and Director of CIMS
  • Jan Reich, Director of Facilities Management Services
  • Robert Stevens, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, KGCOE
  • Brian Thorn, Associate Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering, KGCOE
  • Maureen Valentine, Miller Professor and Vice Dean, CAST
  • Judy von Bucher, RIT Trustee
  • Christopher Knigga, Director of Facilities Services and Sustainability, NTID

Campus Environment Committee (Standing committee of Academic Senate)

The Campus Environment Committee shall monitor the physical state of the university as it influences the academic mission and report to the Senate on deficiencies and proposed initiatives. The Campus Environment Committee shall consist of eight members, each to be elected by his or her collegial faculty, one member of the educational development faculty elected by that group, three members at large elected by the Academic Senate, and the Vice President of Finance and Administration or his or her delegate (ex-officio, voting). More

NTID Committee on Sustainable Practices

The NTID Committee on Sustainable Practices is committed to promoting a sustainable environment for work and learning at RIT/NTID. More