Live Green! Leadership Team

We are excited to introduce the 2022-2023 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, or sign up for our e-mail list to stay in the loop with announcements, volunteer opportunities and more. We look forward to working with you!

E-mail: livegreen@iastate.edu

 

Director of Sustainability

Merry Rankin

Alumna Class of 1987 and 1998
Hometown: Attica, IA
Favorite Sustainability Quote:
“Examine each question in terms of what is ethically and aesthetically right, as well as what is economically expedient. A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.” Aldo Leopold

Contact:

Merry Rankin, Director of Sustainability
Iowa State University
700 Wallace Road
108 General Services Building
Ames, IA 50011-4013
515-294-5052 Office
515-294-4593 Fax
mrankin@iastate.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainability Coordinator

Noah Weber

Graduate Student in Architecture
Hometown: Brandon, SD
Favorite Sustainability Quote:
"You have to really believe not only in yourself; you have to believe that the world is actually worth your sacrifices." Zaha Hadid

Contact:

Noah Weber, Sustainability Coordinator
Iowa State University
700 Wallace Road
108 General Services Building
Ames, IA 50011-4013
nrweber@iastate.edu

 

 

Student Intern Leadership Team

Grant Buresh

Smart Business Challenge Intern
Junior, Global Resource Systems and Environmental Studies
Hometown: Clive, IA
Email: grburesh@iastate.edu
Favorite Sustainability Quote:
“The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.” Ross Perot

 

 

Madeline Judas

Marketing and Communications Intern
Junior, Advertising with a minor in Psychology
Hometown: Johnston, IA
Email: mpjudas@iastate.edu
Favorite Sustainability Quote:
“We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do” Barbara Ward
 

Haylie Moore

Campus and Community Engagement Intern
Freshman, Global Resource Systems and Ag Business
Hometown: Montezuma, IA
Email: hxmoore@iastate.edu
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children.” Chief Seattle
 

Shelby Nechkash

Smart Business Challenge Intern
Junior, Agricultural Studies
Hometown: Highland, WI
Email: nechkash@iastate.edu
Favorite Sustainability Quote:
“Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher 'standard of living' is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free. For us of the minority, the opportunity to see geese is more important than television.” Aldo Leopold
 

Elizabeth Smith

STARS / Marketing and Communications Intern
Senior, Environmental Science
Hometown: Waterloo, IA
Email: edsmith1@iastate.edu
Favorite Sustainability Quote:
“What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Jane Goodall
 

Haley Wegener

Campus and Community Engagement Intern
Junior, Political Science and Environmental Studies
Hometown: Crystal Lake, IL
Email: hwegener@iastate.edu
Favorite Sustainability Quote:
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
 

Leah Zuber

Social Media Engagement Intern
Junior, Graphic Design
Hometown: Marengo, IA
Email: lkzuber@iastate.edu
Favorite Sustainability Quote:
“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” Robert Swan