The Auburn University Office of Sustainability has created the Spirit of Sustainability Awards program to recognize the accomplishments of students, faculty, staff and alumni who exemplify the Auburn spirit by promoting sustainability on campus or in the community-at-large.
Nominations for 2013 are closed.
The Awards Committee is currently reviewing submissions. Nominees who are selected will be notified in advance of the Awards Ceremony scheduled for April 16th, 2013. The ceremony will be open to the public, and we’ll be posting further details in March.
The Auburn community includes many passionate and inspirational sustainability practitioners. This awards program has been developed to acknowledge those who are making significant contributions toward economic, social, and environmental wellbeing.
Who can nominate, or be nominated?
Anyone is welcome to nominate another individual or group within the Auburn community, and self-nominations are allowed. We have categories open for students, faculty, staff/admin, and alumni.
What kind of projects/programs/initiatives will be considered for awards?
Consideration will be given to initiatives in the areas of research, instruction, outreach and operations, and campus and community projects which have taken place within the last two years and have had an impact on economic, social and environmental sustainability.
What are the criteria used to consider awards?
Engaging others is a key component of sustainability efforts, and we will place a high value on individuals, groups, and projects that display leadership, creativity, collaboration, and inspiration for others to live sustainably.
Who will make decisions about the award winners?
A selection committee comprised of students, faculty, staff and an alumnus will review nominations, and select winners annually.
What do award winners receive?
Those selected will be recognized at an awards ceremony to be held to in conjunction with campus Earth Day celebrations in April 2013. The Awards committee is currently working on selecting appropriate and meaningful awards for both individual and group awards.
When will winners be notified?
We are still finalizing the schedule, but we expect to notify award winners in mid-late March so that they can make plans to attend the awards ceremony in April.
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