Published: Aug. 18, 2015

CU-Boulder’s annual sustainability awards program started in 1997.  Outstanding efforts make CU-Boulder’s successful and challenging approaches to attaining sustainability possible.  The long list of awardees over the past 20 years exemplify CU-Boulder’s continuing efforts to be a leader in sustainability.  

For more information on the awards program or on the 2016 awardees, click here

This year, there are five Campus Sustainability awardees:

  • Vince Aquino, Civic Achievement
  • Sarah Kauss, Outstanding Alumni
  • Amy Livingston, Outstanding Alumni
  • Athletics Department, Departmental Achievement
  • INVST Community Studies, Departmental Achievement

and two special recognition recipients:

  • Campus Dining Services, Partnership for Sustainability
  • Gina Tavenner, Individual Achievement

The CU Green Labs program recognizes the following four individuals and laboratories for their effort in greening their laboratories:

  • Christopher Sneary, Individual Achievement
  • Christina Smith, Individual Achievement
  • Bierbaum Lab, Laboratory Achievement
  • Biochemistry Shared Instrument Pool, Partnership for Lab Sustainability

Additionally, there are ten offices that have completed Green Office certification in the past year:

  • Environmental Design
  • Dining Services
  • HDS Occupancy Mgmt/Finance
  • HDS Residence Life 
  • CU Law Library
  • Baker RAP Program
  • CU Art Museum
  • Bursar's Office
  • Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement
  • Department of Communication

Provost Russell Moore will open the ceremony.  Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Gonzales and Vice Chancellor for Research Fiez will present the awards at a ceremony during the annual Campus Sustainability Summit.  Congratulations to the 2016 Awardees!

Campus Sustainability Awards Committee (2016):

  • Lisa Barlow, Senior Instructor, Baker Residential Academic Program and Environmental Studies
  • Amin Gheysar, Assistant Director of Facilities, Business Operations, Housing and Dining Services
  • Doug Kenney, Director, Western Water Policy Program, Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment
  • Christine Henry, Associate Editor, Coloradoan Magazine
  • Elizabeth Lock, News Editor, Strategic Relations
  • Marianne Martin, Associate Director, Environmental Center
  • Bridger Ruyle, Student; CUSG Sustainability Director
  • Edward von Bleichert, Manager, Environmental Operations, Department of Facilities Management


CU Green Labs Awards Committee:

Karen Regan, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Research

Jacqueline Richardson, Organic Chemistry Teaching Lab Instructor

Stephanie Mayer, EBio Instructor

Chris Quattrociocchi, EH&S Hazardous Materials Manager

Kathy Ramirez-Aguilar, CU Green Labs Program Manager