The Green Ribbon Awards recognize outstanding achievements in campus sustainability. Each year, one award to an individual or group is made in each of the six categories:
In celebration of the Sustainability Office’s 10th year on campus, a new category was added – The Beth Savan Honourary Green Ribbon Award. Beth Savan, Senior Lecturer Emeritus, School of the Environment, has been an integral part, not only of the formation of the Sustainability Office, but of the general sustainability program on campus.
Awards are made for the nominee’s direct contribution to the minimization of negative impacts on the environment, the conservation of natural resources, or the promotion of biodiversity on campus. Alternatively, their contribution may have increased awareness of the need for environmentally sustainable behaviour, encouraged and assisted members of the university community to adopt more environmentally sustainable behaviour, or helped establish a campus culture allowing this to happen.
Student (in alphabetical order):
Student Group: Environmental Students’ Union
Faculty: John Robinson
Staff – Inspirational: Andrea Budgey
Staff – Eco-footprint: Ron Vander Kraats
External: Béatrice Lego
Honourary: Ron Swail