Meet Our Team

Joshua Chamberland

Joshua Chamberland, MPA
Waste Minimization Coordinator

Tel: 608.342.3978
E-mail: chamberlandj@uwplatt.edu
Office: 417 Glenview Commons

 

Joshua joined the Office of Sustainability in October 2017 & brings over five years of experience coordinating institutional sustainability to our program. Joshua graduated from Bowling Green State University with a B.A. in Environmental Policy & a Master of Public Administration and served as Assistant Sustainability Coordinator during his studies. As Waste Minimization Coordinator at UW-Platteville, he is responsible for managing the Pioneer Restore, Electronic Waste Recycling, Universal Waste Disposal, and Minimizing Campus Landfill Waste. He loves working with the public to find creative solutions to problems facing our world & is happy to help you dispose of your waste in a sustainable way!

 

Aron Pontillo
Sustainability Assistant - Waste Reduction

 

Aron Pontillo is a Mechanical Engineering major expected to graduate Spring 2021. He’s previously been employed by CNH Industrial and Modine Manufacturing as an Engineering Intern and Engineering Co-Op respectively. During the academic year, he’s a Student Manager with Dining Services at Kristines Kafe.

After graduation, Aron hopes to pursue a career with CNH Industrial. This comes from his deep respect of the agricultural industry/ the outdoors, and has had a great overall experience previously working for the organization.  

Reuse is important to Aron because “there are a lot of products that go to the landfill that other people would still find use for. A lot of items found in the Pioneer Restore are perfect for people on a budget or college students that are looking for cheaper options than buying products new.”

Outside of work, Aron is a member of the University’s Bass Fishing team, enjoys hunting, playing golf, and is an avid Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks fan. He has a history of have volunteerism with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) & has been an election judge in his home state of Illinois.