AASHE Recognizes Campus & Student Sustainability Award Winners

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AASHE Recognizes Campus & Student Sustainability Award Winners

October 11, 2010; Denver, CO—The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has announced the winners of its 2010 Campus and Student Sustainability Awards. A new category for campuses was added this year, Campus Sustainability Case Study Awards, that includes two awards: “Best Campus Case Study” and “The Oops! Award for Lessons Learned.”

The 2010 winners in the “Best Campus Case Study” category are: Harvard University for its case study, “Phillips Brooks House Student Weatherization Project,” and the University of Northern British Columbia for its case study, “Integrating Teaching, Research and Operational Sustainability: Utilization of Bio-Energy at UNBC.”

The University of Colorado at Boulder won the “The Oops! Award for Lessons Learned” for its case study, “Single Stream Recycling Vs. Dual Stream at CU Boulder.”

In addition to the institutional winners, AASHE also honors the work of students with two awards. This year’s Student Sustainability Leadership Award went to Terrell Davis, a junior at Delaware State University. This award honors an undergraduate from an AASHE member institution who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in promoting campus sustainability. Dallase Scott, a graduate student at Tufts University, won the Student Research on Campus Sustainability Award for her paper: "Shifting from Saying to Doing: Evaluation of an Environmental Course Designed to Create Environmental Change Agents." The student research award recognizes outstanding student research that advances the field of campus sustainability.

“It is always a thrill to recognize the outstanding work being done by individuals and groups on our college and university campuses,” said Paul Rowland, Executive Director of AASHE. “Each year the bar is raised and each year we see incredible activity. Higher education is leading the sustainability transformation.”

The winners of the campus and student sustainability awards will be featured in the December issue of Sustainability: The Journal of Record. In addition, the applications and papers received through each of the awards program are posted on the AASHE website.

The AASHE Awards will be formally presented at the 2010 AASHE Conference on October 11, 2010 in Denver, CO.

About AASHE
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is an association of colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada that are working to create a sustainable future. Its mission is to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation. AASHE does this by providing resources, professional development, and a network of support to enable institutions of higher education to model and advance sustainability in everything they do, from governance and operations to education and research.