This award honors higher education institutions for successfully integrating racial equity and social justice with sustainability. It seeks to foster and highlight collaborations between on-campus entities (e.g., departments focused on sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion), as well as between the institution and the community, that advance racial equity and social justice. One award will be given.

Application Process

Institutions can apply for a Racial Equity and Sustainability Collaborations Award by submitting a case study to the Campus Sustainability Hub. You will need to login to the Hub with an AASHE Account in order to submit.

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 2022 award season. If you have any questions, please email awards@aashe.org.

Timeline

Submission/Nomination Deadline Third Friday in May
Judging Underway May – July
Submitters/Nominators Notified. Finalists Announced. Mid-August
Winners Notified and Announced Mid-September

Prizes

The Racial Equity and Sustainability Collaborations Award winner receives:

Criteria

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?
  • Racial equity and social justice – To what extent does the project reflect and/or contribute to racial equity and social justice? 
  • 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?

Eligibility

To be considered for a Racial Equity and Sustainability Collaborations Award, the first author of any case study must be affiliated with an AASHE member college or university. Please note that case studies that appear designed primarily to sell a particular product or service will not be considered.

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