Nominate A Sustainability Leader At Duke For An Award

Students, faculty and staff will receive awards for campus environmental leadership

Do you know a Duke student, faculty or staff member who has worked hard to make Duke a more sustainable place in the last year? Nominate Duke community members for an EMAC award and help them gain the recognition they deserve. The nomination deadline is March 5.Every year, Duke's Environmental Management Action Committee recognizes those who have worked to increase the sustainability efforts of Duke University and Duke University Health System. The awards are held in March at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and both the nominators and recipients are invited to attend this special event.

Download the nomination application.

Awards are given in the following categories:

Environmental Education

The recipient of this award will have made significant and meaningful contributions to environmental education through dedicated and exemplary teaching, research and/or service.   These efforts will have raised awareness of relevant issues and identified opportunities for positive changes to campus activities.

Environmental Impact

Recipients of this award are those individuals or organizations that have made pioneering contributions to the University's environmental performance.  Exemplary leadership in the areas of campus natural resource conservation, energy efficiency, use of renewable resource alternatives or reduction of hazardous or solid wastes will have been demonstrated.  This individual or group has modeled strong leadership qualities by providing direction and energy, collaborating with others, and paving the way for continued success.

Community Service

The recipient of this award is recognized for their ongoing dedication to both environmental stewardship and community activism, and has demonstrated efforts to encourage others to do the same.

Student Environmental Leadership - Graduate (Individual)

The graduate student that demonstrates innovative and creative leadership in addressing environmental issues on campus such as efforts to educate the University community about a local, regional, or global issue or efforts to change policy or practices in environmental stewardship on campus.

Student Environmental Leadership - Graduate (Group)

The graduate student group that demonstrates innovative and creative leadership in addressing environmental issues on campus such as efforts to educate the University community about a local, regional, or global issue or efforts to change policy or practices in environmental stewardship on campus.

Student Environmental Leadership - Undergraduate (Individual)

The undergraduate student that demonstrates innovative and creative leadership in addressing environmental issues on campus such as efforts to educate the University community about a local, regional, or global issue or efforts to change policy or practices in environmental stewardship on campus.

Student Environmental Leadership - Undergraduate (Group)

The undergraduate student group that demonstrates innovative and creative leadership in addressing environmental issues on campus such as efforts to educate the University community about a local, regional, or global issue or efforts to change policy or practices in environmental stewardship on campus.

Outstanding Recycling Building

This award is presented to one building on campus that has demonstrated consistent recycling awareness and has encouraged improvement of these behaviors to staff and students that occupy this building.

Outstanding Individual Recycler

This award is presented to an individual that has demonstrated outstanding recycling awareness and has encouraged improvement of these behaviors to others on campus.