NJHEPS | New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability
New Jersey Higher Education
Partnership for Sustainability

Student and Campus Sustainability Awards

08 Mar 2015 4:32 PM | Anonymous
Dear NJ Sustainability Partners

As you know, NJHEPS is committed to the goal of transforming the New Jersey higher education community to consistently practice sustainability and contribute to the state, region and world’s emerging understanding of sustainability through teaching, research, outreach, operations and community life. In the spirit of celebrating sustainability innovation we are delighted to offer, for the 2nd year, two exciting awards.  Both awards will be honored at the NJHEPS Annual Meeting on April 24th, 2015 at Duke Farms.

The first is NJHEPS Student Sustainability Research/Paper Award. The NJHEPS student award will honor the best sustainability-related research papers or projects from students enrolled at member institutions. The top students will receive a plaque and a modest monetary award. Awardees will be recognized at an Award Luncheon on Friday, April 24th.
NJHEPS Award Committee judges will base their decisions on the following criteria:
1.       Originality of sustainability research topic
2.       Logical, clear, and pertinent presentation
3.       Knowledge of subject material
4.       Creativity 
5.       Clarity and organization
6.       Innovation
7.       Impact/promoting public and environmental good
8.       Learner-centered pedagogy
9.       Contribution to the field of sustainability
10.     Ability to motivate other students to learn

Student Award Submission Guidelines:

• Applicants must be an undergraduate student in good standing currently enrolled in a member institution of NJHEPS
• Advisors or faculty members should submit a very brief nomination statement/letter regarding the applicant and their paper/project
• The subject line of the submission email should read: “NJHEPS 2015 Student Award proposal”
• The title page of the paper or project must include: Student name, Institution, Advisor name, Advisor’s Title
• Papers or projects are to be submitted electronically to njheps@gmail.com
• Submission deadline: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The second award is for Campus Excellence in Sustainability. Member institutions are eligible to submit a proposal highlighting their most impactful sustainability initiative on campus and/or in their local communities. Projects that demonstrate verifiable impact on operations, culture, and education are more likely to be recognized. The primary objective of this award program is to, over time, highlight for the entire NJ higher education community emerging high-impact and repeatable sustainability initiatives.
Campus Award Submission Guidelines:

• Applicants must represent current NJHEPS Member Institutions
• Submit entries to: NJHEPS@gmail.com
• The subject line of the submission email should read: “NJHEPS 2015 Campus Sustainability Award”
• Submission deadline: Monday, April 6, 2015

We at NJHEPS look forward to reviewing your great work! Please email njheps@gmail.com with any questions or inquiries.

Best regards,
Shana Weber, Ph.D., President, NJHEPS
The New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability
     c/o Ramapo College of New Jersey - SSHS
505 Ramapo Valley Rd, Mahwah, NJ 07430
Phone:(201)684-7830 | Fax:(201)684-7932
Email - njheps@gmail.com

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