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We are excited to introduce the 2016-2017 Live Green! Leadership Team. Together, we are committed to providing education,engagement, and empowerment opportunities to make Iowa State University as “green” and sustainable as possible for all students, faculty, and staff. Please contact us with your ideas and questions. We look forward to working with you!

Email: livegreen@iastate.edu

 

 

Director of Sustainability

Merry Rankin

Alumna Class of 1987 and 1998
Hometown: Attica, IA

 

"I live green by 'sustainable consideration' to all the decisions I have before me each day – decisions such as what I purchase, what I put into my garbage can and volunteering my time to give back and pay forward."

 

Contact:

Merry Rankin, Director of Sustainability
Iowa State University
108 General Services Building
Ames, IA 50011-4001
515/294-5052 Office
515/294-4593 Fax
mrankin@iastate.edu

 

Graduate Student Team Members

Steve Kohtz

Sustainability Coordinator
Graduate Student
Hometown: West Des Moines, IA
Studies: Graphic Design
Email: sakohtz@iastate.edu

 

"I live green by being mindful of my actions; what I do today's affects everyone's tomorrows." 

 
 

Adam Wright

Promotions & Branding Coordinator 
Graduate Student
Hometown: Asheville, NC 
Studies: Sustainable Agriculture
Email:  abwright@iastate.edu

 

"I live green by growing my own food and supporting local farmers and food providers. I take part in a work share CSA with the Student Organic Farm, cook meals for needy individuals at Food at First, and have my own backyard garden." 

 

Bilawal Khoso (BK)

Visual & Graphic Design Coordinator
Graduate Student
Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
Studies: Graphic Design
Email: bilawal@iastate.edu

 

"I live green by eating green and avoiding food waste."

 

Undergraduate Student Team Members

Caitlin Deaver

Marketing & Communications Intern
Senior
Hometown: Knoxville, IA
Studies: Marketing, Journalism
Email: cmdeaver@iastate.edu

 

"I live green by developing my green thumb. I am absolutely obsessed with succulents and other small house-plants. They’re my stepping stone to, hopefully, growing my own produce garden someday!"

Rebekah Mallette

Marketing & Communications Intern
Senior
Hometown: North Aurora, IL
Studies: Marketing, Public Relations

Email: rebekahm@iastate.edu

"I live green by making an effort to recycle whenever possible. I also use public transportation or walk to work and school.

Kathryn Leidahl 

Smart Business Challenge Intern
Senior
Hometown: Davenport, IA
Studies: Political Science, Economics, Business Management
Email: kleidahl@iastate.edu

 

"I live green by doing a lot of little stuff every day. I bring my own water bottle and coffee mug to campus, I always use reusable bags when I am at the grocery store, and I try to recycle as much as I can on my own."

Tim McKeague

Smart Business Challenge Intern
Senior
Hometown: Bartlett, IL
Studies: Supply Chain Management
Email: mckeague@iastate.edu
 

"I live green by recycling every day, using reusable cups, and being joyful for a better future.

Molly Breen  

Campus & Community Engagement Intern
Sophomore
Hometown: Lakeville, MN
Studies: Finance, Accounting
Email: mkbreen@iastate.edu

 

"I live green by making conscious choices to live in a more sustainable way."

Paige Venderleest 

Campus & Community Engagement Intern
Junior
Hometown: Shawnee, KS
Studies: Public Relations, International Studies
Email: paigev@iastate.edu

 

"I live green by encouraging those around me to also implement simple sustainable practices into their everyday lives."

Sindhuja Ram

Special Initiatives Intern
Senior
Hometown: Lake Jackson, TX
Studies: Advertising
Email: sram@iastate.edu

"I live green by incorporating more mindfulness into my day to day actions, acknowledging how small sustainable changes can be made in all aspects of life."

Laurelin Haas

Special Initiatives Intern
Senior
Hometown: Muscatine, IA
Studies: Community & Regional Planning,
Environmental Studies
Email: lehaas@iastate.edu

 

"I live green by composting food waste in my apartment using my Bokashi compost system, and I try to purchase local or secondhand whenever possible!"