Tom Schuster earned a B.S. in Environmental and Forest Biology from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in 1999, and Masters in Energy and Environmental Policy from the University of Delaware in 2004.
Tom’s research at CEEP focused on carsharing as a mechanism to reduce the need for private vehicle ownership, as well as policies to reduce air pollution from the transportation sector. He has since worked as an urban planner and sustainability officer for the City of Las Cruces, New Mexico. He developed the first Sustainability Action Plan for the City, which was adopted in 2011 and includes specific targets for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and pollution and solid waste reduction. He would like to see our society accept responsibility for climate change and embrace clean energy on a much larger scale.