12 campus sustainability winners were recognized in a virtual award ceremony
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) recently announced the 12 winners for the 2022 AASHE Sustainability Awards. The winners represent campus sustainability leadership from across the globe — Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, Fiji, Kenya, Switzerland, the United States and Wales. Education facilities managers can find ideas to boost their campus sustainability efforts in the research reports.
The awards provide global recognition to the individuals and organizations leading the higher education sustainability movement. With the help of volunteer judges from the community, the awards program raises the visibility of high-impact sustainability projects and collaborations, pioneering research, and student leadership, helping to disseminate innovations and inspire continued progress toward environmental, social and economic health.
This year’s winners are listed below.
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
- Dr. Robert D. Bullard is often described as the father of environmental justice. Dr. Bullard currently serves as distinguished professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy and director of the Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice at Texas Southern University. He served as dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University from 2011-2016 and before that was founding director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University. He publishes widely on sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, industrial facility siting, community reinvestment, housing, transportation, climate justice, disasters, emergency response, and community resilience, smart growth, and regional equity.
Racial Equity and Sustainability Collaborations Winner
Campus Sustainability Achievement Award Winners
Institutions with over 10,000 FTE Enrollment
Institutions with under 10,000 FTE Enrollment
- California State University campuses at Chico, Monterey Bay, San Marcos, Stanislaus, Cal Poly Humboldt, and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, as well as Strategic Energy Innovations, partnered on a multi-campus faculty learning community consisting of 62 faculty representing over 30 disciplines. At the time of submission, the CSU Faculty Learning Community in Teaching Climate Change and Resilience resulted in over 75 classes being redesigned to include greater engagement of climate change and resilience.
Campus Sustainability Research Award Winners
- Anna Rose Ostrander and Jacob Thomas Namovich at the University of Michigan for “UM Scope 3 Purchased Goods & Services Emissions Footprinting.” This paper evaluates the emissions associated with purchasing of goods and services by the University of Michigan and recommends strategies to reduce these emissions.
Published Journal Article Related to Academics
Published Journal Article Related to Engagement
Published Journal Article Related to Operations
Published Journal Article Related to Planning & Administration
Student Sustainability Leadership Award Winner
Find out more about the 2022 AASHE Sustainability Awards at AASHE.