Sustainability Advisory Board

Our company benefits from the expert guidance of campus sustainability experts on our Sustainability Advisory Board.

Antje Danielson, Ph.D.
Director, Tufts Institute of the Environment

Antje Danielson is currently the Director of the Tufts Institute of the Environment and the top administrator of the Water: Systems, Science, and Society interdisciplinary environmental graduate program at Tufts University. Antje has worked on environmental behavioral change campaigns since 1998 as a researcher, entrepreneur, and implementation practitioner. Previously, Dr. Danielson served as Deputy Director for Sustainability at Durham University in Great Britain. At Durham she created and oversaw the award winning college sustainable living program, was an active member of the Environmental Sustainability Advisory Group, and was instrumental in writing the university’s sustainability strategic plan and in creating the position of university environment coordinator. Prior to Durham, she worked in various positions over the course of 14 years at Harvard University where she was a leader in student behavioral campaigns. As Program Manager for the Harvard Green Campus Initiative, she managed the creation, implementation, and operation of programs which trigger social groups and individuals to adopt more environmentally sustainable behaviors. While at Harvard, Antje and her team created and designed the first successful, cost-effective student-run and staff supported resource efficiency program in the country. Antje also co-founded the innovative car-sharing company Zipcar. She holds a Ph.D. in Geology from Free University, Berlin.

Rosi Kerr, MESc
Sustainability Director, Dartmouth College

Rosi Kerr is the Sustainability Director at Dartmouth College where she is responsible for developing and implementing institution-wide sustainability initiatives and serves as a resource for faculty, staff, and students. At Dartmouth, she is partnering with academic, student and administrative leaders to develop goals and help the College become a national and global leader in sustainability. Previously, Rosi worked at GreenerU as the Director of Sustainability, providing leadership and guidance to several universities, including Babson College, where she also served as Director of Sustainability as part of the company’s work with the College. Prior to GreenerU, she was the Executive Director of the National Senior Conservation Corps, a non-profit organization focused on engaging people over 65 in environmental sustainability, and as Energy Advisor at Juice Energy, Inc., a renewable energy supplier. At Juice Energy she developed sustainability and carbon management strategies for businesses and focused on the college and university market. Kerr began her career by working on the development of local renewable alternatives to power remote fishing towns in Alaska and teaching environmental science at the Mountain School of Milton Academy and the Vermont Institute of Natural Science. Rosi holds a Master of Environmental Science (MESc) from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a B.A. from Dartmouth College.

Kurt Teichert, MSc
Lecturer in Environmental Studies and Manager of Environmental Stewardship Initiatives, Brown University

Kurt Teichert is Lecturer in Environmental Studies and Manager of Environmental Stewardship Initiatives at Brown University. Kurt came to Brown in 1992 to support an environmental education and advocacy initiative that links student research and education efforts with university operations to implement programs that reduce negative environmental impacts. Over the past two decades at Brown, Kurt has played a major role in helping the University become a national leader and innovator in sustainability. He also teaches courses and advises students on Sustainable Design and Environmental Stewardship. Through his role at Brown, Mr. Teichert has served as a resource to other colleges hoping to model the University’s efforts, including helping to found the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium (NECSC), a network established in 2004 to advance education and action for sustainable development on university campuses in the Northeast and Maritime provinces. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and has been involved in research, design and construction of high performance educational facilities for many years. Prior to Brown, Kurt served as Research Associate and Facilities Manager at New Alchemy Institute in Falmouth, MA. He holds an M.Sc. in Resource Economics from Oregon State University and a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College.

Thomas E. Vautin, P.E.

Tom Vautin served Harvard University for 32 years in numerous leadership positions, most recently as acting Vice President for Administration, before retiring in 2010. In these roles he was responsible for essential campus services to the University’s eleven schools. He oversaw creation of the Harvard Green Campus Initiative (now the Office for Sustainability), one of the earliest and foremost higher education environmental sustainability programs in the United States. In 2008, he co-chaired a joint task force of faculty, students, and administrators to develop an aggressive strategic plan to reduce the University’s emissions of greenhouse gases. In the first two years of implementation of this program, Harvard decreased its net impact by seven percent, despite growth of over two million square feet of new building space during that period. Tom also served Harvard for twenty years as the chief executive officer of the Cogeneration Management Company and the Medical Area Total Energy Plant in Boston. Previously, he was with Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation in the engineering, design, construction and operation of electric power generating facilities. Tom is a Registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts, and holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maine.

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