Nominate a Sustainability Leader for Award

Students, faculty and staff will receive awards for campus sustainability and waste reduction leadership

The Sustainability Awards Committee is accepting nominations for students, faculty and staff who demonstrate outstanding leadership in the three pillars of sustainability: environmental stewardship, social justice, and economic viability. Sustainability is defined as meeting the needs of the present generation without harming the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Winners will display a passion for enriching Duke's campus sustainability efforts, inspiring others to consider the impact of their daily actions and leading on-going change.

Download the nomination application.  Nominations are due by March 20, 2013.

Awards are given in the following categories:

Outstanding Leadership in Waste Reduction

This award is specially funded by Duke Recycles and Facilities Management to recognize an outstanding partner in Waste Reduction.  Nominees for this category are students, faculty or staff members that have developed exemplary strategies, programs or special projects addressing waste reduction, reuse, recycling or other efforts that increase the amount of material Duke University diverts from the landfill.

Outstanding Leadership in Sustainability - Faculty Member

Nominees for this category are faculty members who have made significant contributions to the University through outstanding actions, contributions, and leadership in sustainability at Duke. Through their research, course content or green teaching practices, they incorporate sustainability and exemplify sustainable behaviors.  These faculty members inspire others to consider the complex environmental, social, and economic implications of their choices.  

Outstanding Leadership in Sustainability - Staff

Nominees for this category are staff members who have made significant contributions to the University through outstanding actions, contributions, and/or leadership in sustainability at Duke. They incorporate sustainable practices into their work and through direct leadership or by example they inspire others to consider the environmental, social, and economic implications of their choices. Their efforts contribute to campus sustainability and help the University reduce its overall impact.

Outstanding Leadership in Sustainability - Student 

Nominees for this category are students that demonstrate innovative and creative leadership in addressing sustainability issues on campus. They inspire their peers to consider the environmental, social and economic implications of their choices. Through coursework, student groups, service projects or other avenues they enhance sustainability efforts on campus and help the University reduce its overall impact.