UC Davis Sustainability Champion Awards
About the Award
UC Davis Sustainability Champions are environmental leaders on campus—students, staff, and faculty/academic staff—who exemplify why UC Davis continues to lead the way in sustainability efforts. Sustainability Champions are selected from amongst nominees by a diverse review panel and announced annually during the Sustainability Summit near the end of each academic year.
Rolling nominations are accepted throughout the year and are closed for review shortly prior to the Sustainability Summit each year.
Nominator Eligibility Nominations are invited from all UC Davis students, staff, faculty, or academic staff. Self nominations are not accepted.
Nominee Eligibility Any UC Davis student, staff, faculty, or academic staff may be nominated to receive a Sustainability Champion Award. Self nominations are not accepted.
Three categories of Sustainability Champions are typically awarded each year: student, faculty and staff
If the panel finds that none of the nominations in any one or all of the award categories meet the evaluation criteria, the panel reserves the right to decline to grant an award in the category or categories.
Champions are selected based on their contributions and service to the following goals:
Goal A: To help foster a sustainable campus and integrate environmental sustainability on campus outside of their expected job functions or academic responsibilities.
Goal B: To advocate for environmental stewardship and sustainability as part of a campus culture of sustainability.
Goal C: To learn about and create awareness of environmental justice, climate justice, and diversity, equity, and inclusivity issues on campus.
Sustainability Champion Awards Review Panel
The panel of reviewers includes representatives from across the UC Davis and UC Davis Health campuses and communities.
- 2022 Review Panelists
- Undergraduate: Nathan Lee
Graduate student: Amelia Flack
UC Davis Staff: Jim Carroll, Courtney Doss, Bob Segar
UC Davis Health Staff: Kristina Cullen
City of Davis, Sustainability Coordinator Kerry Loux
- Preview nomination form requirements
- Nominator Information: Name, Campus Affiliation, Campus Department & Address, UC Davis Email, Phone Number, Affiliation with Nominee, Anonymity Preferences.
Nominee Information: Proposed Award Category (Academic Staff/Faculty, Staff, Student), Name, Campus Department & Address, UC Davis Email, Phone Number, 3 questions requesting explanations and examples of how the nominator feels the nominee meets each of the evaluation criteria goals, 2 questions regarding clarification on whether the nominee's job duties require sustainability promotion and how they exceed these responsibilities.