Award Categories

 

Energy Conservation  

  • Individuals, campus departments, or buildings are eligible
  • Exemplified a commitment to energy conservation throughout the year
  • Engaged in energy conservation initiatives
  • Inspire others to engage in energy conservation practices

 

Students (now including Alumni!)

  • Engaged in sustainability-related projects on or off campus
  • Raise awareness within their communities about environmental and social issues
  • Conduct research on a sustainability-related topic
  • Inspire others to engage in sustainable practices

 

Faculty

  • Integrate concepts of sustainability into the curriculum
  • Conduct research that contributed to a greater understanding of issues of sustainability
  • Support sustainability initiatives on or off campus
  • Inspire students or colleagues to engage in sustainable practices, sustainability education or research

 

Staff

  • Conduct research and/or implemented projects to improve sustainable practices on campus
  • Raise awareness about issues of sustainability within their department
  • Support sustainability initiatives on or off campus
  • Inspire others to engage in sustainable practices

 

Programs/Projects

  • Student organizations, campus departments, or other campus groups are eligible
  • Sustainability research or project implementation that has a direct impact on campus sustainability
  • Collaborative efforts to address issues of sustainability on campus or in the broader community
  • Raise awareness outside of their own communities about environmental and social issues

 

Departments/Organizations (including Greek Life!)

  • Exemplified a commitment to sustainability throughout the year
  • Engaged in recycling, energy conservation, and/or water conservation initiatives
  • Implemented sustainable practices in departmental or organizational activities
  • Played an integral role in furthering goals laid out in the Sustainability Plan. 

 

Social Justice

  • Individuals or Programs/Projects are eligible
  • Engaged in promoting equity for all members of the campus community
  • Integrate issues of social and/or environmental justice into education, research, and/or outreach
  • Inspire other students, faculty, and/or staff to address issues of social and/or environmental justice

 

 


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