This award honors higher education institutions for the successful implementation of projects that advance sustainability. We encourage submissions that address multiple components of sustainability and include the contributions of diverse stakeholders. One award will be given in each of these categories:
- Best Case Study from an Associate’s College (i.e., a majority of the institution’s degrees are at the associate level)
- Best Case Study from a Four-Year or Graduate Institution with 10,000 or Fewer Full-Time Students
- Best Case Study from a Four-Year or Graduate Institution with More Than 10,000 Full-Time Students
Institutions or businesses partnering with institutions can apply for a Campus Sustainability Achievement Award by submitting a case study to the Campus Sustainability Hub. Note that you will need to login in order to submit to the Hub.
Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis and due the third Friday in May. If you submit today, your case study will be considered for the 2021 award season. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Submission/Nomination Deadline||Third Friday in May|
|Judging Underway||May – July|
|Submitters/Nominators Notified. Finalists Announced.||Mid-August|
|Winners Notified and Announced||Mid-September|
Award winners receive:
- One complimentary pass to AASHE’s annual conference
- Recognition during the conference’s Opening Ceremony
- Opportunity to present your winning case study at the conference
- Opportunity to present your winning submission via an AASHE webinar
- One plaque from Rivanna Natural Designs
- Recognition in Sustainability: The Journal of Record
Applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges on the following criteria:
- Overall impact – How much of an impact did the project make?
- Innovation – To what extent is the project innovative?
- Replicability – To what extent is the project a model for others?
- Breadth of impact – Did the project advance sustainability in many dimensions or only one?
- Stakeholder Involvement – Did the project engage multiple campus stakeholders (students, faculty, staff, community members, etc)?
- Clarity and coherence – How easy is it to follow the case study?
To be considered for a Campus Sustainability Achievement Award, the first author of any case study must be affiliated with an AASHE member college or university. In addition, case studies that appear designed primarily to sell a particular product or service will not be considered.