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2013 Cornell University Partners in Sustainability Award (CUPSA) for indiviual student, student groups and staff leaders.....

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CUPSA recipients, student winner Mona Aditya, representatives  student group winner, CUSD, Aylin Gucalp, Jeremy Blum, Sarah Levine and David Schneider, a lecturer in operations research and (Krishna Ramanujan/Cornell Chronicle)
CUPSA recipients, student winner Mona Aditya, representatives student group winner, CUSD, Aylin Gucalp, Jeremy Blum, Sarah Levine and David Schneider, a lecturer in operations research and (Krishna Ramanujan/Cornell Chronicle)

The CUPSA for Staff and Student Leaders is given each fall semester to an individual or a team who has made significant and notable contributions to the sustainable development of the Cornell campus over the last year. Each spring the CUPSA will be awarded in a third category to a partner in the community or region. The current nomination period for the student , student groups and staff categories is October 3, 2013 – October 23, 2013.  Nominees may be an individual student, student group or a staff member. To be nominated for the 2012 award the significant impact of their efforts must have occurred between September 1, 2012 and October 3, 2013.

QUALIFICATIONS: These awards recognize Cornell University staff and students who are currently making an impact on campus sustainability efforts by generating awareness, implementing projects, or catalyzing new initiatives in one or more of the following areas: Discovery, Education, Engagement, and Practice.

CRITERIA: All nominations will be evaluated based on their impacts in one or more of the following areas:

Discovery
The awardee has contributed to, or substantially improved, Cornell's capacity to create synergies and connections that spark discovery, innovative research, and real progress for humanity.

Education
The awardee has contributed to Cornell's academic and extra-curricular educational environment through classes, campaigns, and educational experiences that make sustainability a robust and compelling subject for the next generation of scholars, entrepreneurs, artists, and leaders.

Engagement
The awardee has contributed to Cornell's ability to ensure business leaders, policy makers, and citizens get the research-based guidance they need to make crucial decisions for a sustainable future.

Practice
The awardee has helped transform the Cornell campus into a living laboratory for sustainability through innovation that directly reduces the university's ecological footprint, enhances social cohesion and equity in the campus community, or integrates sustainability into the culture of Cornell and our local communities.

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