The first annual Greenlife Awards were announced this week to recipients who demonstrate a commitment to green living. Each received an oak sapling Oct. 4, on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of the environment.
Faculty, staff and students were eligible for nomination.
Patrick Burkhartzmeyer Shows an outstanding commitment to encouraging his residents to recycle
Leslie Ross Ferm Acquired recycle bins in the library, practices good habits at work, walks to work, and reminds her colleagues to be better, too.
Steve Finn Got rid of trays in the cafeteria, has a commitment to buy local and healthy foods, and is making use of campus compost boxes
Jim Hannon Implements energy-efficient windows, lights, and appliances; develops solutions to campus flooding; and established the biodiesel conversion project
Lizzy Oberhoffer and Greenlife Club Created an organic garden on campus, built compost boxes for the cafeteria, and continues to educate the rest of us to be "green."
Sarah Ohm Walks to the Center for Health Sciences, is a member of Greenlife, and spreads the word to be green
Tim Phillips Responsible for such green initiatives as the recycling program, residence hall efforts, campus-wide conversations, and bringing in national environmental experts
Rachael Serianz Uses any edible scrap materials from the classroom for the living creatures around the campus
Judy Stoefen "Green Team" officer at ACCEL. She reminds us of how environmentally conscious we should be when it comes to office procedures.
Father Bud Grant, faculty coordinator for Greenlife