The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education announced its 2011 Sustainability Awards.
Among the winners was Peggy Barlett, a professor of anthropology at Emory University, who won the inaugural award for faculty sustainability leadership. Ms. Barlett’s work on local foods was featured in a 2008 Chronicle article.
The Innovation in Green Building Award, which was also an inaugural award, went to a student services building at the University of Texas at Dallas designed by Perkins + Will.
Washington University won the Best “Lessons Learned” Case Study Award — a honor that goes to institutions that come clean about sustainability plans that didn’t go as planned. Washington University’s case study focused on its attempt to build a net-zero structure.
Other winners include:
- University of Alberta for “Best Campus Sustainability Case Study.”
- Jonathan Glencross, from McGill University, who won the Student Sustainability Leadership Award.
- Annie Bezbatchenko, New York University, who won the Student Research on Campus Sustainability Award for her dissertation “Where Meaning Lies: Student Attitudes and Behaviors Related to Sustainability in College”