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Office of Campus Sustainability,
Facilities Planning and Management
5454 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202

sustainability@wayne.edu

Program information is located on this site. If you have operational questions, please contact Facilities Operations and Maintenance at  313-577-4308.

Daryl Pierson, Sustainability Officer

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Daryl M. Pierson leads the Office of Campus Sustainability (OCS) in its work toward implementing the university's environmental vision. Pierson seeks to engage the university community in sustainability awareness through informal education activities, conferences, workshops, seminars, special events, and promotional campaigns. As a result, the OCS helps increase understanding of issues involving the environment. In addition, Pierson works closely with Facilities Planning and Management on helping obtain energy reduction and cost efficiencies, recycling, LEED activities, and related green initiatives.

313-577-5068 | darylpierson@wayne.edu

Sustainability Interns

Madison Hollamon, Intern

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Madison Hollamon is a Sophomore at Wayne State University Studying Fashion with a minor in Urban Sustainability. In her freshman year of college, she became involved with the Wayne State Sustainability Coalition and later began worked as an intern for the Office Campus Sustainability. Madison is interested in incorporating sustainability within design processes and practices while improving the community around her.  

 Email: gn6217@wayne.edu 

Camille Bedford, Intern

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Camille Bedford is a junior at Wayne State studying urban planning as a major and German as a minor. She became involved with the Office of Sustainability through the Green Warriors program and worked with the Detroit Biodiversity Network on a few projects prior-to. Camille hopes to one day go into park planning or greenspace conservation to assure the everyone has equal and ample opportunity to engage with wildlife. She also looks forward to working with the University on green initiatives and exposing more students to sustainable practices.

Email: gg6456@wayne.edu

Grace Maves, Intern

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Grace Maves is a Senior studying Environmental Science with minors in Urban Sustainability and Urban Studies. She started her experience with the Office of Campus Sustainability as a Green Warrior Student Ambassador and also through the student organization, Take Back the Tap, which helps with campus waste reduction efforts and clean water initiatives. Grace sees sustainability work as a way to re-connect humans with the natural environment and looks forward to doing that work on Wayne State's campus and the greater Detroit area. 

Email: gh1789@wayne.edu

Former Interns

Zoe Pidgeon, Former Intern

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Zoë Pidgeon is a senior at Wayne State University studying Honors Political Science and Economics with minors in French and Arabic. She became involved in environmental advocacy and organizing in her freshman year as the Chair of the Environmental Action Committee for the Wayne State University College Democrats. As a community organizer, she has had experience organizing students locally and statewide for many different organizations and initiatives. Zoë has worked for the WSU Office of Campus Sustainability since her sophomore year and has helped to spearhead student organizing and awareness efforts on campus. She looks forward to engaging students in environmental advocacy and increasing the sustainability of our campus to support long-term sustainable solutions for our community. 

Email: zoe.pidgeon@wayne.edu 

 Lawrence Greer, Former Intern

I am Lawrence Greer, a Senior in Wayne States College of Education and will be graduating in December 2020 with my degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Physical Education Pedagogy. My immediate aspirations include teaching Physical education and Health in an Urban School District. I became aware of the Office of Campus Sustainability through an interaction with my now colleague Madison at the Wayne State Farmers Market. My passion for sustainable practices is routed my upbringing, as my mother was always an environmental advocate instilling in my sister and I from a young age the importance of practices such as recycling and composting. Since becoming more educated on the detrimental impact of our societies more popular consumption methods are having on our planet my desire to learn, educate and advocate for sustainable practices has grown exponentially. With respect to the communities in which I wish to teach sustainable food systems, energy conservation/efficiency, waste reduction/recycling and alternative forms of transportation are my primary areas of interest. I am proud to be a member of the outstanding team here at The Office of Campus Sustainability!

Email: lgreer@wayne.edu 

Joe Chapman, Former Intern

I am studying Public Affairs and Urban Sustainability and plan to graduate Winter 2020! I have been working within the realm of environmental activism for the last six years. My first introduction was with the nonprofit Clean Water Action where I worked as a field canvasser for a (successful) campaign to restore protections to the 1972 Clean Water Act. I am the founder and President of Take Back the Tap here at WSU, an environmental club working to ban the sale of bottled water on campus. In my free time I like to ride my bike, play music, and go on hikes. 

Email: gg6892@wayne.edu

Green Warriors, Student Ambassador Group

The Green Warriors is group of student ambassadors with an interest in educating the campus community of sustainable practices. They work on campus outreach programs, promote sustainable activities, and work on miscellaneous projects through our office. Check out our Green Warrior page to learn more information about the program and how to get involved.  

Compost Coordinating Team, Student Assistants

Our compost educator and collector team is currently working on a pilot composting program on campus! They will be collecting food scraps from dining halls and transferring them to the Georgia Street farm where the organic matter will be made into fertile soil. From there, Wayne State's Grounds department will be using this composted soil around campus in a sustainable approach to maintaining the natural environment. If you have questions on this program, please contact Grace Maves at gh1789@wayne.edu for more information.