Announcing Earth Day 2014's Sustainability Recognition Program!
Are you (or your friends or professors) doing great work to advance sustainability at Ohio University and beyond! Then, consider nominating yourself or another for a Sustainability Award! Winners will receive gift certificates ($100) at local food establishments.
Office of Sustainability will host the inaugural sustainability recognition awards program on April 22, 2014 (Earth Day) in Walter Hall Rotunda (time TBD). This event is free and open to all university faculty, staff and students and will be done in conjunction with ReUse Industries. More information regarding this exciting collaboration will be announced shortly.
This Sustainability Recognition Program has been developed in an effort to appropriately recognize Ohio University community members for their contributions to a diverse set of sustainable behaviors on all of OHIO’s campuses during the current fiscal year. The individuals and groups nominated and recognized are integral in the advancement of the implementation of the Ohio University Sustainability Plan and Climate Action Plan. It is recommended that all nominees are familiar with these plans as they are the basis of evaluation for award winners. These awards are open to all OHIO faculty, staff or students on any of Ohio University’s campuses.
Faculty Research Award: This recognition is awarded to a faculty member who has made exemplary contributions to his or her field through sustainability-related research. This faculty member has either participated in their own sustainability research or served as an advocate for increased sustainability research activities at Ohio University.
Student Sustainability Leader(s) Award: This award is intended to recognize one student (or student group) who has excelled in sustainable actions and leadership at Ohio University during their time as a student. This can include class projects, club events, personal behaviors/actions, volunteerism and the like. This award is open to both undergraduate students and graduate students.
Staff Sustainability Advocate Award: This award is given to a staff member who has served as an advocate for advancing sustainability initiatives at Ohio University or served in a support role to assist student, faculty or staff led initiatives.
Exemplary Sustainable Department Award: This award is given to an office or department at Ohio University that has shown great leadership in a variety of sustainable behaviors including, but not limited to, advancing the Sustainability and Climate Action Plans, encouraging health and wellness among its employees, investing in local goods and services, reducing its landfilled waste generation, participating in energy reduction efforts, and engaging in shared office resources.
Residential Housing Sustainability Award: Residential Housing floors (or mods) are invited to participate in the FY14 Housing Sustainability Award. Each floor is asked to attend or host at least three sustainability-related programs, events or conversationsthroughout the academic year. These programs do not need to be directlysponsored by the Office of Sustainability. The nominator must merely be able to explain how the floor has committed to sustainabilityon multiple occasions.
OoS Leadership Award (Peer Review): Office of Sustainability interns and employees are integral in the advancement of sustainability efforts at Ohio University. This award is given to the student working in the Office of Sustainabilitywho has gone above and beyond office expectations by serving as a support system, engaging in activities outside of their job description, offering creative and helpful suggestions and sharing their passion for sustainability with others. This award is voted on by peers within the office, though any OHIO student, faculty or staff may nominate an OoS employee. For a list of our current student employees, please navigate to the Staff page.