Green Teams

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What is a Green Team?

The Green Teams program gives Missouri State University employees an opportunity to reduce the environmental footprint of their office or department and the campus as a whole. Green Teams commit to conserve energy and resources, as well as educate and engage their peers.


The Goal of Green Teams:

  • To significantly reduce energy and resource use at Missouri State University, to generate less waste and to create a more sustainable campus
  • To use this effort to better educate students, faculty, staff and the community about best practices in sustainability
  • To create a collegial atmosphere of cooperation among different units of the University, while promoting a friendly competition among them

Want to Start a Green Team?

Follow these steps to start a Green Team in your office or department:

  1. Choose an Eco-Ambassador – this person will serve as the primary contact for your Green Team. The Eco-Ambassador will complete the Green Team application and attend training
  2. Complete all aspects of the Green Team Application Packet
  3. Compile your member list* for your office or department, which includes faculty, staff and students with office space – these individuals make up your Green Team. You can add members to your team each time you apply for a Leaf

Green Team Application Packet


Eco-Ambassador Resources

Eco-Ambassadors receive resources and information regarding sustainability, as well as education on how to best disseminate this information and increase peer participation. They also receive ongoing support from the Sustainability Coordinator.

Current Green Teams

Green Teams

Silver Green Team LeafSLH Clinic Planeteers

Professional Building 120

Eco-Ambassador: Lyssa Maher-Felton

Phone: 417-836-6736

Silver Green Team LeafCenter for Community Engagement

Plaster Student Union 131

Eco-Ambassador: Alex Johnson

Phone: 417-836-5774

Green Teams Bronze Leaf I R Green

Office of Institutional Research

Eco-Ambassador: Megan Schiller

Phone: 417-836-4593

Green Teams Bronze LeafThe Jolly Greens

Facilities Management

Eco-Ambassador: John Clark

Phone: 417-836-5963

Green Teams Bronze LeafEnviro-Bears

Environmental Management

Eco-Ambassador: Jeff Brown

Phone: 417-836-4993

Green Teams Bronze LeafEcoliterates

English Department

Eco-Ambassador: Cathie English

Phone: 417-836-6589

Green Teams Bronze LeafBiomedical Sciences Green Team

Eco-Ambassador: Sheira Whetstone

Phone: 417-836-5603

Green Teams Bronze LeafPhysical Therapy Energizers

Department of Physical Therapy

Eco-Ambassador: Jeanne Cook

Phone: 417-836-6129

Green Teams Bronze LeafREL Greens

Department of Religious Studies

Eco-Ambassador: Jane Terry

Phone: 417-836-5514

Green Teams Bronze LeafGreen Backs

Finance & General Business

Eco-Ambassador: Heather Moore

Phone: 417-836-5504

Eco-Ambassador: Carol Miller

Phone: 417-836-5079

Green Teams Bronze LeafSMAT Green Machines

Sports Medicine and Athletic Training

Eco-Ambassador: Caryn Cook

Phone: 417-836-8553

Green Teams Bronze LeafManagement Information Systems Greens

Computer Services – Management Information Systems

Eco-Ambassador: Jon Lee

Phone: 417-836-4517

Green Teams Bronze LeafPark Central Green Team

Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Eco-Ambassador: Christina Schanda

Phone: 417-836-4090

Green Teams Maroon LeafThe Phthalo Greens

Department of Art and Design

Eco-Ambassador: Sarah Williams

Phone: 417-836-5785

Green Teams Maroon LeafAdministrative Services

Carrington 104

Eco-Ambassador: Ronda Ladd

Phone: 417-836-8505

Green Teams Maroon LeafPlaster Student Union

Eco-Ambassador: D.J. Fox

Phone: 417-836-4218

Green Teams Maroon LeafMCL Green Team

Modern and Classical Languages

Eco-Ambassador: Dr. Tonia Tinsley

Phone: 417-836-8435

Green Teams Maroon LeafGreen PAS

Department of Physician Assistant Studies

Eco-Ambassador: Steven Dodge

Phone: 417-836-4478

Green Teams Maroon LeafGreen Dragons

Psychology Department

Eco-Ambassador: Robert G. Jones

Phone: 417-836-5797

Green Teams Maroon LeafFinancial Services Green Team

Eco-Ambassador: Beth Hale

Phone: 417-836-4447

Green Teams Maroon LeafCampus Recreation/FRC

Eco-Ambassador: Galen Martin

Phone: 417-836-4101

Green Teams Maroon LeafSustainability@yourlibrary

Meyer Library

Eco-Ambassador: Bill Edgar

Phone: 417-836-4529

Green Teams Maroon LeafOutreach Green Team

Alumni Center

Eco-Ambassador: Alan Roland

Phone: 417-836-6720

CHPA Dean’s Office

College of Humanities & Public Affairs

Eco-Ambassador: Laurie Wilson

Phone: 417-836-6259

Kinesiology Faculty

Kinesiology Department

Eco-Ambassador: Bernard Kitheka

Phone: 417-836-4773


Management & Information Technology

Eco-Ambassador: Karen Eisman

Phone: 417-836-4131

Mighty Morphing Flower Arrangers - OT

Master of Occupational Therapy
Eco-Ambassador: Erin Snider
Phone: 417-836-6190


Bronze Leaf TwoCNAS Dean's Green Team

College of Natural & Applied Sciences

Eco-Ambassador: David Szepatowski

Phone: 417-836-5249

Bronze Leaf TwoResidence Life Sustainability

ResLife, Housing and Dining Services

Eco-Ambassador: Karen Argent

Phone: 417-836-3099

Two Gold LeavesGreen Beans

Departments of Political Science and Philosophy

Eco-Ambassador: Dr. Samantha Mosier

Phone: 417-836-5922

Eco-Ambassador: Jordan Endicott

Phone: 417-836-5630

Bronze Leaf TwoCHHS Dean’s Office

College of Health and Human Services

Eco-Ambassador: Carly Totsch

Eco-Ambassador: David Johnson

Phone: 417-836-4176