We are excited to share the 2019 AASHE Sustainability Award winners! From more than 350 submissions, 11 winners were selected across four categories for their outstanding achievements and progress toward sustainability. Meet this year’s winners!
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Judy Walton is this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award Winner for her leadership in growing the higher education sustainability movement. As the founding director of AASHE, Walton served the organization in a variety of capacities from 2006 to 2013. In her time with AASHE, she played leadership roles in the development of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment and the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). Judy also helped found and coordinate the Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability and the Higher Education Associations Consortium for Sustainability.
Campus Sustainability Student Leadership Award Winner
- Zahira Chaudhry from the University of California, Berkeley for organizing the Students of Color Environmental Conference.
- [Honorable Mention] Patrick Duke at the University of Calgary for founding Students on Sustainability
Campus Sustainability Achievement Award Winners
- Chandler-Gilbert Community College for its Food Waste Recycling Project.
- University of California, Merced for Fill Plates, Not Landfills: Implementing the Bobcat Eats Food Waste Awareness and Prevention Program.
- McGill University for its Staff Engagement Ladder.
- [Honorable Mention] University of California, Office of the President for its Sustainable Procurement Program and Policy Overhaul.
Campus Sustainability Research Award Winners
- Sean Vormwald from SUNY ESF for “Demystifying Sustainability Behaviors on College and University Campuses: A Mixed Methods Analysis.”
- Sara Sherburne from Pomona College for “Let’s Get Sorted: The Path to Zero Waste.”
- Nathan Elser and Judd Michael from Pennsylvania State University for “Personal waste management in higher education: A case study illustrating the importance of a fourth bottom line.”
- Ted Thornhill from Florida Gulf Coast University for “We Want Black Students, Just Not You: How White Admissions Counselors Screen Black Prospective Students.”
- Rashad Brugmann et al. from the University of Toronto and the London School of Economics and Political Science for “Expanding Student Engagement in Sustainability: Using SDG- and CEL-Focused Inventories to Transform Curriculum.”
- Steven Wiryadinata, Josh Morejohn and Kurt Kornbluth from the University of California, Davis for the “Pathways to carbon neutral energy systems.”
AASHE bestows its prestigious awards on the institutions and individuals that are leading higher education to a sustainable future. You can meet many of this year’s winners at the 2019 AASHE Conference & Expo where they will be recognized during the opening ceremony and will share details about their award-winning work in special conference sessions.
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