Husky Green Award nominations 2016Show your appreciation for your Green role models at UW by nominating them for a Husky Green Award! 

In support of the University of Washington’s long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability, a “Husky Green Award” recognizes an exemplary achievement of an individual or team from the UW community, demonstrating leadership, initiative and dedication to campus sustainability.

Students, faculty, staff and groups from any of the UW campuses are eligible for the award, and any member of the UW community can submit a nomination.  

The nomination submission deadline was March 1, 2016 and the nomination process is now closed. Winners will be announced during UW's Earth Day celebrations on April 22.

Everyone who submitted a nomination was entered into a drawing for one of five prize packs, featuring coffee from UW's Husky Grind along with a UW mug. We will be notifying the winners soon.

Several dozen students, faculty and staff have received Husky Green Awards since the program began in 2010.  The Husky Green Awards are sponsored by the Environmental Stewardship Committee, which is responsible for guiding the UW’s Climate Action Plan goals. The awards are the only recognition program at the University which recognize a commitment to sustainability.

Award Nomination Criteria
Please note that the nomination criteria are designed to encourage participation and align with the University's commitment to practicing and promoting environmental stewardship in conducting its teaching, research, and service missions as well as its facility operations in all campus locations. Please identify criteria that apply to the candidate/team.

  • Leadership – Exemplary vision with developing, garnering support for and implementing a campus sustainability project. 
  • Initiative – Efforts far above and beyond normal duties to promote campus environmental stewardship or sustainability.
  • Dedication – Sustained effort over time to maximize impact, including efforts to build community support and involvement through awareness and outreach activities.

Nomination submissions should include a description of how an individual or team from the UW community demonstrated environmental stewardship or campus sustainability at the Seattle, Tacoma or Bothell campuses. When possible, please include descriptions of measurable outcomes resulting from the nominee's actions, as well as descriptions of collaborations and efforts to engage the broader community in sustainability efforts. Two references are required for a nomination submission.

Promote the Husky Green Awards and download the high-resolution promotional poster for printing, or an image of the poster for online use.

View the winners of last year's Husky Green Awards.