Cornell University Partners in Sustainability Award
Student and Staff Cornell University Partners in Sustainability Award (CUPSA) 2012 Recipients
2012 CUPSA recipients were announced at the Sustainability summit 11/28/12
- Student winner Mona Aditya '14, co-president of the Sustainability Hub, led development of an online campus sustainability education module to be used at new student orientation 2013.
- Student group CUPSA was given to Cornell University Sustainable Design (CUSD). The group has partnered with nongovernmental organizations in Nicaragua to build sustainable neighborhood models, organized a sustainability service project cross-country bus tour, and is helping design sustainable building systems for the Cornell NYC Tech campus, among other initiatives.
- Karen Brown, director of campus life marketing and communications, was given the staff award for her two-year leadership of Dump and Run, the campuswide waste reduction and recycling program that benefits local residents in need.
The President Sustainable Campus Committee recognizes that students, staff, and regional partners play a critical role in the sustainable transformation of the Cornell campus. The annual CUPSA celebrates the many campus leaders who are committed to and engaged in making our campus, its operations, and academic initiatives as "green" as possible. The CUPSA for Student and Staff Leaders will be 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 previous year. Each spring the CUPSA will be awarded in a third category to a partner in the community or region.
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. Nominees may be an individual staff member, an individual student, or a group/team comprised of any combination of staff or students.
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.