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Sustainability Leadership Awards
Leading the Way to a Greener Tomorrow
Our sustainability leadership awards recognize individuals around the university who enhance the culture of sustainability.
Awards and Nomination Information
Each year, the Environmental Caucus awards outstanding efforts of students and community members for their work on green initiatives. We are proud to have a positive impact on the environment in and around Flagstaff, and enjoy recognizing those who make a difference!
Sustainability Leadership Award categories Accordion Closed
Awards are given annually to:
- NAU undergraduate student
- NAU graduate student
- NAU Green Fund project
- NAU project/organization
- NAU faculty
- NAU staff
- NAU facility services
- NAU leadership
- NAU alumni
- Flagstaff project/organization
- Lifetime achievement
Nominees should be involved in projects or taking significant actions to positively impact the environment either on campus or in the greater Flagstaff area.
Nomination information Accordion Closed
Nomination specifics include:
- Anyone can be nominated as long as they are a member of the NAU or the greater Flagstaff communities. Students nominated must be currently enrolled.
- In your nomination, please include a short response about the roles and activities of the nominee on campus or in the community and a short description of how the nominee demonstrates(ed) leadership in sustainability.
Henry O. Hooper sustainability cash prize Accordion Closed
This annual award is restricted to students only and recognizes the significant sustainability contributions of undergraduate and graduate students. Nominated students must be currently enrolled and have demonstrated initiative, productivity, and dedication to NAU’s commitment to sustainability through education, collaboration, and/or research on sustainability or the environment.
Areas of special focus include:
- NAU campus sustainability (examples: climate change, transportation, energy, water and landscape systems, recycling or waste, and campus food systems)
- Local community-based sustainability projects
- Environmentally sustainable business practices
- Natural resources and ecosystem science/management
- Environmental Health in tribal and rural communities
Who is eligible to receive an award? Accordion Closed
For the Environmental Caucus, sustainability means increasing the health of our community and our planet. By understanding the problems we face—and through taking subsequent action—we will enhance the stability, resilience, and diversity of our intertwined natural, social, economic, and cultural systems. A sustainability award nominee should recognize the objectives of our mission, undertaking significant actions that would result in positive impacts on the sustainability of our local community, with either immediate or long-term impacts.