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Nominations for Duke’s Sustainability Awards accepted until March 1

Duke Sustainability Award winners in 2019, from left to right, Belle Farish, Susan Jackson, Charlie Perez, Abhi Bathula, John Desan, Trisha Dupnock, Amanda Starling Gould and Duke University President Vincent E. Price. Photo by Stephen Schramm.
Duke Sustainability Award winners in 2019, from left to right, Belle Farish, Susan Jackson, Charlie Perez, Abhi Bathula, John Desan, Trisha Dupnock, Amanda Starling Gould and Duke University President Vincent E. Price. Photo by Stephen Schramm.

Nominations are open for Duke community members who demonstrate leadership in green initiatives for the Duke Sustainability Award.

The nomination deadline is March 1

A Duke student, staff member and faculty member will each receive an award for Outstanding Leadership in Sustainability. These awards recognize people who contribute to Duke’s sustainability efforts through outreach, research or an ability to inspire others to consider the environmental, social and economic implications of their choices.

An award for Outstanding Leadership in Waste Reduction highlights a student, staff or faculty member who has come up with strategies, programs or projects that promote waste reduction, reuse, recycling or any other way Duke can divert more waste from the landfill. The award is a partnership between Sustainable Duke and Duke Facilities Management’s recycling program.

"People play the biggest part in helping Duke achieve its goal of being carbon neutral by 2024," said Rebecca Hoeffler, program and communications coordinator for Sustainable Duke. "These awards reflect the important role every person in our community can play in reducing our impact on the environment."

Award winners and their nominators will be recognized at the Sustainable Duke Awards on April 7.

Nominate a sustainability champion here