Jan. 14, 2016

Nominations are now open for the seventh annual Husky Green Awards at the University of Washington, which which recognize students, faculty, staff and teams from all UW campuses who demonstrate initiative, leadership and dedication to environmental stewardship and sustainability.

If you know a green superhero at the UW, you can show your appreciation by nominating them for a Husky Green Award before March 1, 2016. Students, faculty, and staff from any of the UW campuses are eligible, and any member of the UW community can submit a nomination.

By nominating someone for the Husky Green Awards, you'll also be entered into a drawing for a prize pack featuring coffee from UW's Husky Grind and a reusable mug.

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.  In 2013, the program also created the Husky Green Legacy Award to memorialize the efforts and contributions of UW’s environmental sustainability leaders. 

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 the criteria that apply to the candidate/team in the nomination.

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.

Submissions are encouraged to 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.

The form and full submission information can be found at http://green.uw.edu/hga

Help us recognize the unsung sustainability heros who work behind the scenes to further the UW’s deep commitment to living green!