The Office of Sustainability is located in Main, rooms 010, 011 and 012.



Judy Purman joined CSB in August 2010 as the Director of the Office of Sustainability where she coordinates, develops, and implements strategies for sustainable practices campus-wide through collaboration with students, faculty and staff.  She co-directed a short term study abroad program in Otavalo, Ecudaor for the past three years and serves on the board of the Minnesota Street Market in St. Joseph.  She earned a BA in History from Beloit College and an MS in Horticulture from the University of Maryland-College Park.  She enjoys travel with her family, quilt making, board games and good movies.


Alex Chocholousek - Sustainability Fellow 2013-14

Alex Chocholousek grew up on a 100+ year-old family farm in south-central South Dakota, where his grandfather and father instilled in him a connection with the land and a concern for the environment. He graduated from Saint John's University in the spring of 2013 with a major in Environmental Studies and a minor in Philosophy. During his time at SJU, Alex was a member of the sustainable living community, Edelbrock, and a coordinator for the Peer Resource Program. He enjoys climbing, paddling, playing guitar, brewing, and has been known to pick a banjo from time to time. As the CSB Sustainability Fellow, Alex will focus on carbon reduction and developing leadership programming for students, faculty, and staff designed to strengthen our focus on living sustainably day-to-day.


Student Employees 

Madi Sundlof is currently a junior majoring in environmental studies with a biology minor. This year she will be helping the Sustainability Office with the Eco-Reps program and assisting in a variety of other projects. She enjoys running, exploring, and Nutella. After visiting 3 countries in Africa and spending 2 months farming in Lesotho, she is a soil lover and has a passion for traveling.

Student Employees

Nick Bradley is a Senior Environmental Studies major and Economics minor. This is his second year in the office and is now the Sustainability Program Coordinator. For the past two years, he has been working to determine the feasibility of renovating an on campus house to become net-zero, conducting a tree inventory of all on campus trees and updating the . CSB Greenhouse Gas Inventory. Nick is a member of the SJU Eco-Houses and a member of the Peer Resource Program. He hopes to land a job with an environmental non-profit or environmental advocacy center at the end of this school year.

Student Employees

Kyle Munshower is a First Year student from Minneapolis. This is his first year in the office and he is the Communications & Marketing Coordinator. Kyle works regularly maintaining the office's website and cultivating an intuitive social media presence. Kyle is passionate about climate policy and sustainable economics, and hopes to spread awareness about related topics on campus. Outside of the office, Kyle is an active member of the theatre community and is a member of the Attention-Starved Children improv comedy group. Additionally, he brews his own kombucha, loves biking in his hometown of Minneapolis, and is an avid coffee drinker.


Student Interns

Haleigh Linn is a senior Environmental Studies and Hispanic Studies double major. As an intern at the Office of Sustainability, her current projects include assisting with the Catholic response to Obama's climate change forum, analyzing data for the Real Food Challenge inventory, helping coordinate events for the Week of Sustainability, and working on the Freshman and Senior surveys! Outside of the office, she is an Operations Leader for Community Kitchen, a First Year Mentor, an International Buddy, a member of the crew team, and a Hispanic Studies tutor. She enjoys camping, canoeing, pottery, snowboarding, yoga, and cooking.


Student InternsDan Phipps is a Senior Environmental Studies Major from St. Cloud, MN. This is his first year in the office as the Sustainability Intern. Dan is responsible for the re-application process for a STARS rating for the College of Saint Benedict as well as helping the other staff members out with their tasks. Outside of the office, Dan has been helping with upcoming delegation to the UNFCCC in Paris. In his free time he enjoys snowboarding, playing soccer, fishing, and traveling.