Cassandra (Cassie) Hage is the Assistant Director of the Office of Sustainability at Washington University in St. Louis. Cassie is responsible for supporting a broad range of efforts, including implementing key areas of the University’s strategic plan for sustainable operations, as well as guiding the Office’s robust internship program. She collaborates with partners across the university to support student efforts on sustainability programs and projects, and create connections between academic theory and practical applications.
Prior to joining the team, Cassie served as the Executive Director of St. Louis Earth Day for five years. Under her leadership, the organization’s impact in the community grew substantially, resulting in new programs (like Recycling On the Go, the Green Dining Alliance and Earth Day Action Grants), growth of their namesake event (the St. Louis Earth Day Festival in Forest Park), and increased outreach and education activities.
Cassie graduated from Truman State University after earning bachelor and master degrees. As a student activist, she founded the Kirksville Bike Co-op, a student-run community bike shop, and coordinated Truman’s annual Earth Week events. She also helped establish Truman’s Environmental Studies minor.
Cassie is a St. Louis native, happy to be working toward positive change in her community. She grew up in University City (attended U. City High School) and now lives with her husband, Tim, daughter Hazel, and dog, Samson, in South City. She is an urban homesteader, community gardener, and beekeeper.