Loyola University Maryland

Sustainability

Sustainability Team

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Helen Schneider

Helen Schneider, Associate Vice President for Facilities and Campus Services

Helen began working at Loyola in 1998 and has had an interest in sustainability since 1999/2000. She has promoted sustainability initiatives since that time, including green building opportunities, energy policy, composting, and recycling. Helen is interested in sustainability because (as an avid hiker) she enjoys the great outdoors and would like to preserve the environment for future generations.

Kiki Williams

Kiki Williams, Director of Facilities Management

Kiki Williams came to Loyola in the fall of 2013 from Vassar College. Kiki hopes to bring a culture of environmental stewardship and awareness to Loyola’s campus. She also hopes to identify potential energy conservation projects that can be implemented across campus. Kiki is interested in sustainability because she believes that it is the socially responsible thing to do.

Tom Hettleman

Thomas Hettleman, Director of Environmental Health and Safety

Thomas Hettleman has been working at Loyola since January 2008. Tom became the director of Environmental Health and Safety in March 2010. In addition to other duties, EHS is responsible for the electronic waste management and recycling as well as the hazardous waste disposal for the university. EHS has also implemented a hazardous waste minimization program in order to adhere to state guidelines. Tom was a biology major in college and has always been interested in the outdoors. Tom believes that everyone has a role to play in protecting the environment and he tries consistently to do his part.

Joe Griffin

Lawrence (Joe) Griffin, Assistant Director of Electrical Services

Joe started working at Loyola in December of 1996. For Joe, sustainability means getting the most out of everything that we do, purchase, and maintain here at Loyola. Since Joe started, he has implemented many energy saving projects at Loyola. To date, Loyola has saved 218,467 kWh because of these programs.

Jose Ramirez

José Ramirez, Assistant Director of HVAC Operations

José started working at Loyola in January of 1984. Since coming to Loyola, José has been a part of many sustainability projects and initiatives, including the installation of low flow bathroom fixtures and the implementation of the Metasys HVAC monitoring system. José is interested in sustainability for both economic and environmental reasons, but ultimately he wants to reduce the university’s overall carbon footprint.

Cindy Dunkes

Cynthia Dunkes, Environmental Compliance Coordinator

Cindy started working at Loyola in June of 2010 and works for the Environmental Health and Safety department (EHS). In addition to other duties, EHS is responsible for the electronic waste management and recycling as well as the hazardous waste disposal for the university. EHS has also implemented a hazardous waste minimization program in order to adhere to state guidelines. Cindy was a biology major in college and had a strong focus on environmental science. She loves the water and the great outdoors.

Elizabeth Everhart, Program Assistant for Budget and Sustainability

Elizabeth Everhart joined the Loyola community in the summer of 2013. Since coming to Loyola, she has worked on revitalizing a number of sustainability programs including the green office program, recycling and composting, and campus events. She has also developed the sustainability presence on social media. Elizabeth is committed to sustainability because she believes that we all have a role to play in preserving our planet, protecting its resources, and promoting human health and welfare.