The Office of Sustainability and Resilience opened its doors with the hiring of the first Director in October 2021. We serve as the hub to provide a vision and help facilitate and track progress on campus sustainability goals. Student staff play a principal role in the work, and we coordinate with students and staff across campus. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions: sustainability@mtu.edu

Sustainability Staff

Alan Turnquist

Alan Turnquist

  • Director of Sustainability and Resilience

About Alan

  • Alan has a background in natural resource economics and law. He has worked to promote sustainability in higher education since 2007.
  • Alan's role as the first full time sustainability officer at Michigan Tech is to help create and pursue a vision for sustainability and resilience efforts across the university.
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Clare Fidler
"I am thrilled to continue learning about sustainability in a professional setting to shape not only my future but also that of the university and the world."

Clare Fidler

  • Student Sustainability Coordinator
  • Major: Sustainability, Science, and Society '24
Anne Greub
"It's a pleasure to apply what I am learning to help Michigan Tech reach their STARS goals and to help make green habits a common practice on campus."

Anne Greub

  • Student Sustainability Coordinator
  • Major: Sustainability Science and Society '23
Lydia Regal Wilson
"It's been so rewarding to be a part of the sustainability effort at MTU. Having the opportunity to have been a frontrunner in both the husky exchange program, the library display, and other sustainable projects while pursuing an unrelated degree has been one of my favorite experiences in my time at tech"

Lydia Regal Wilson

  • Student Sustainability Coordinator
  • Major: MS - Biomedical Engineering '23