The University of Colorado wishes to recognize outstanding efforts toward continuing the leadership and legacy of sustainability at CU Boulder. Since 1997 the Annual Campus Sustainability Awards have recognized individuals, departments, and offices that have made a significant contribution to reducing the ecological footprint and increasing the resilience of campus infrastructure and improving social cohesion and equity in campus communities. Outstanding efforts make CU's successful and challenging approaches to attaining sustainability possible. The awardees exemplify CU's continuing efforts to become a sustainable institution and set an example for environmental stewardship and responsibility. Some of the awardees have made groundbreaking efforts that will change the overall way CU operates, and others make an impact on the community and campus environment with their everyday actions. The Awards happen every April in conjunction with the Campus Sustainability Summit.
2023 Campus Sustainability Awards
Karen Bailey, Green Faculty
The Colorado Environmental Justice Digital Storytelling Project, Civic Achievement
Fossil Free CU, Student Leadership
Emily Yeh, Green Faculty
Scott King, Outstanding Alumni
Mountain Research Station, Departmental Achievement
Mortenson Center in Global Engineering and Resilience, Civic Achievement
Three partnership initiatives deserve special recognition:
Climate Across the Curriculum Training, Special Recognition, Partnership for Sustainability
Urban Heat Mapping Project, Special Recognition, Partnership for Sustainability
Buffs One Read, Special Recognition, Partnership for Sustainability
The CU Green Labs Program recognizes three awardees:
MIMIC Core Facility, Partnership for Lab Sustainability
Department of Biochemistry Shared Equipment, Departmental Achievement
CHEM 1021 Green Chemistry Integration, Partnership for Lab Sustainability
Awards come in the form of a 100% recycled-content plaque presented by campus leadership at the 30th annual Campus Sustainability Summit scheduled for April 19 and 20, 2023.
Call for Nominations
Nominations deadline for 2023 is March 9th.
Nominate outstanding individuals and departments who demonstrate a sincere commitment to transforming the CU Boulder campus into a living laboratory for sustainability through innovation that directly reduces the university's ecological footprint, enhances social equity and cohesion in the campus community or integrates sustainability into the culture of our local communities.
Sustainability Award Archives
Campus Sustainability Awards Committee (2023)
- Lisa Barlow, Associate Teaching Professor, Environment and Natural Sciences Residential Academic Program and Environmental Studies Department
- Virginia Schultz, Coordinator, CU Conference Services
- Marianne Martin, Associate Director, Environmental Center
- Serafina Scalo, Sustainabilty Coordinator, CU Student Government
- Edward von Bleichert, Sustainabiltiy and Resiliency Program Manager, Infrastructure and Sustainability