By: William Achnitz III, Campus Life Coordinator
Professor Scott Carlin came to LIU Post in 2006 from Southampton College. There, he served as the co-director of LIU’s Institute for Sustainable Development from 1997 to 2005. At LIU Post, he wasted no time starting the sustainability conversation, essentially kicking off our own version of the sustainability movement. I would go so far as to dub him the Father of Sustainability at LIU Post. Now, 10 years later, he is still pushing his mission of sustainability forward not just by educating students in the classroom but by educating others outside of the classroom as well.
Professor Carlin is an Associate Professor in the Earth & Environmental Science Department at LIU Post. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate students. Personally, I’ve had the pleasure of being in 4 of his classes, all during my time in the Environmental Sustainability Master’s program. In addition, Professor Carlin has served as the committee chair for Sustainable Post, a committee of students, faculty, and staff that meet monthly to discuss campus sustainability initiatives. Professor Carlin has been one of the biggest advocates, if not the biggest advocate, for campus sustainability at LIU Post and I have been blessed to have him as my mentor.
In a way, I’ve stood by his side as somewhat of a Number 2, a right-hand man if you will. The man that once said he would paint his body red and go shouting in the streets on my behalf has been my #1 supporter here at LIU Post and he’s definitely pushed me to be the best that I could possibly be. Without that, I don’t know who I am today.
In his spare time, Professor Carlin likes to moonlight as an NGO Representative to the United Nations for the International Society of Doctors for the Environment.
Please check out this recent video he did with Bill Miller of South-Side News.