Susan Kidd led Agnes Scott College’s climate action efforts for over 14 years as the inaugural Executive Director of the Center for Sustainability. During her tenure, Agnes Scott became a regional and national leader for achieving ambitious and intentional carbon reduction goals including being on track to achieve a 50% reduction by the end of the 2022 calendar year and to meet a carbon neutrality commitment of 2037. Susan fostered active community participation in energy and water conservation, innovated a model of investment with the Green Revolving Fund which allowed for aggressive energy and water efficiency upgrades and proved that effective economic tools are valuable climate mitigation tools, installed two geothermal HVAC systems heating and cooling 10% of the campus’ square footage, creatively financed a quarter megawatt of on-site solar installations, and mentored a new generation of sustainability and climate action professionals.
Hailing from Newnan, Georgia, Susan is a double graduate of Agnes Scott with a B.A. degree in History and a Master of Arts in Teaching. She also received a Master’s in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School.