The Environmental Policy Advisory Council is accepting nominations for the University's biennial Environmental Leadership Awards, to be presented during Earth Day celebrations in late April.
Winners will be selected in seven categories: undergraduate student; graduate student; faculty/administrator; staff; UConn-affiliated groups; alumni; and external person or group. Nominations will be accepted through March 15.
Winners will be selected for proven dedication and outstanding contributions to the principles of environmental leadership, as outlined in UConn's environmental policy statement [statement webpage]. The awards will honor activities that occurred during the 2005-06 or 2006-07 academic years.
Emphasis will be on environmental sustainability or "green" campus activities and projects to improve UConn's environmental performance; promote responsible management and growth of the University's campuses; demonstrate UConn's environmental stewardship through outreach activities; advance understanding of the environment through curriculum enhancements or academic programs; increase UConn's use of environmentally sustainable products, materials, or services; expand recycling or minimize waste on campus; conserve or restore natural resources or wildlife habitat; or achieve shared environmental goals through teamwork.
A full list of criteria and nomination forms are available on the web. For more information, contact Cherie Taylor at 860.486.5446.