Sustainability Awards


Pitt Sustainability Awards Program

In its 6th year, this program aims to recognize Pitt faculty, staff, students and groups who are making an extraordinary impact on campus sustainability.  These individuals or groups could have demonstrated their impact in any of the 3 categories of the Pitt Sustainability Plan  (Stewardship, Exploration, and/or Community and Culture) via ideas, talents, and passions that contribute to a thriving culture of sustainability at Pitt.

Specifically we are seeking nominations in 5 categories.
Individual - Faculty
Individual - Staff
Individual - Student
Initiative - Faculty/staff group or team 
Initiative - Student group or student-led

To submit a nomination go to Pitt Sustainability Awards Nomination Form.  Nominations can be submitted until February 28, 2020.  

Winners in each of the five categories will be recognized at an awards luncheon on April 17, 2020.  In addition, we will honor the top three point earners in the Green Office and Green Lab certification programs. 

2019 AWARD WINNERS
Faculty Category:  Emily Elliott,
Geology and Environmental Science
Staff Category: Corey Flynn,
Sports Medicine and Nutrition & Melissa Warthen, Student Life
Student Category:  Forest Goebel,
College of Business Administration & Isabelle Ouyang, English Writing
Student Group:  Real Food Challenge 


2018 AWARD WINNERS

Faculty category:  David Sanchez, civil & environmental engineering
Student category:  Sarah Grguras, undergraduate, geology & environmental sciences 
Staff category:  Gina Gowins,
parking & transportation & Andrew Moran, facilities management
Group category:  Pitt Pantry
Student category: Fossil Free Pitt Coalition


2017 AWARD WINNERS

Faculty category:  Dan Bain
, Geology and Environmental Science
Student category:  Alyssa Martinec
, Political Science 
Staff category:  Rich Heller
, Facilities Management and Nick Goodfellow, Dining
Group category:  Food Recovery Heroes


2016  AWARD WINNERS
Faculty category:  Ward Allebach
, MSES, Geology & Environmental Science and Jacob Bethem, MS Phil, adjunct faculty, Pitt Greensburg
Student category:  Naomi Anderson, civil and environmental engineering  and Anna Greenberg, environmental studies 
Student Group category:  University of Thriftsburgh 
Group Category:  Surplus Property

2015 AWARD WINNERS
Faculty category:  Walter Carson
, biological sciences
Staff category:  Elizabeth Tiedemann, student services at Pitt, Greensburg
Student category:  Troy Salvatore, civil and environmental engineering and Sage Lincoln, urban studies & environmental geology
Group category:  Student Computing Services Team, CSSD


2020 Awards Committee
Emily Elliott, Professor, Department of Geology & Environmental Science
Gena Kovalcik, Codirector, Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
Isabelle Ouyang, undergraduate student, English Writing
Aurora Sharrard, Pitt Director of Sustainability

2019 Awards Committee

Ward Allebach, Instructor, Department of Geology & Environmental Science
Sarah Grguras, Undergraduate Student, Environmental Studies and Ecology & Student Office of Sustainability Program Assistant
Gena Kovalcik, Codirector, Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
Erika Ninos, Pitt Serves Sustainability Program Coordinator
Aurora Sharrard, Pitt Director of Sustainability

2018 Awards Committee
Ward Allebach, Instructor, Department of Geology & Environmental Science
Nick Goodfellow, Sustainability Coordinator, Pitt Dining Services by Sodexo
Rich Heller, Senior Electrical Engineer, Facilities Managemen
Gena Kovalcik, Codirector, Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
Alyssa Martinec, undergraduate student, Political Science 

2015-2017 Awards Committee
Melissa Bilec, Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Deputy Director, MCSI
Gena Kovalcik, Codirector, Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
Erika Ninos, Sustainability Program Coordinator, Office of Student Affairs
Troy Salvatore, Student Intern, Student Office of Sustainability (2016-2017 awards committee)
Joe Streets, Student Intern, Student Office of Sustainability (2015-2016 awards committee)
Laura Zullo, Senior Manager, Utilities and Sustainability

 

 


Mascaro Center

Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
University of Pittsburgh
Swanson School of Engineering
153 Benedum Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

mcsi@pitt.edu

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