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Environmental Leadership Awards

Each year, the Office of Sustainability and the Committee on the Campus Environment (CCE) come together to celebrate environmental leadership in the UT community through the Environmental Leadership Awards. We look to recognize students, faculty and staff members, and outstanding members of the greater Knoxville community who help to Make Orange Green.

See the 2019 Environmental Leadership Award winners here.

See the 2018 Environmental Leadership Award winners here. 

 

Below, you’ll find the list of eight categories, along with each category’s description and criteria.

Awarded to a student that demonstrate environmental leadership in the classroom or as a part of their education. This award is open to all students enrolled at UT, regardless of class status or major. This student should be a leader in the classroom, and lead by example.

Awarded to a student or students that demonstrate environmental leadership outside of the classroom, in addition to or separate from their education. This student should be actively engaged in environmental work on campus and in their lives. They truly exemplify what it means to be engaged with “Making Orange Green” on campus. This award is open to all students enrolled at UT, regardless of class status or major.

Awarded to a faculty member that demonstrates environmental leadership above and beyond their job responsibilities. The faculty member does not have to be directly involved with the Sustainability Office/Academics, but should show the importance of sustainability on campus through their everyday actions and interactions.

Awarded to a staff member that demonstrates environmental leadership above and beyond their job responsibilities. The staff member does not have to be directly involved with the Sustainability Office/Academics, but should show the importance of sustainability on campus through their everyday actions and interactions.

Awarded to a community member that demonstrates environmental leadership within the UT community. This person should not directly work for UT, but is engaged in the UT and Knoxville community on enhancing both environmental awareness and increasing our efforts to Make Orange Green in a broader scale. Community members can include, but not limited to: AmeriCorps volunteers, Aramark employees, City of Knoxville Employees, etc.

Awarded to a student organization that demonstrates environmental stewardship through engagement, action, and leadership. This award is open to all active student organizations registered at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The student group does not have to be in the “environmental” category, but should make strong efforts that their group is as sustainable as possible.

Awarded to a member or members of the UT community who led or was an integral part of an exceptional environmental accomplishment at UT (that may or may not have been a part of his/her/their education or job responsibilities).

They should have a lasting impact on the UT Community, and truly inspire those around them on what it means to “Make Orange Green”.

Awarded to a faculty or staff member who has demonstrated environmental leadership throughout their tenure and will leave a lasting impact on the university after they retire. Does not exclude those who did so as a part of their job responsibilities.