UTS hosts the annual green hero awards to recognise and celebrate UTS students, staff and alumni making a personal contribution to progress sustainability.
Initiatives undertaken might include work at UTS or in the broader community.
The awards aim to celebrate participation, showcase impressive initiatives and inspire others to get involved. Winners are announced each year on World Environment Day, 5 June.
The 2018 winners are;
- Winner 1st Angelica Liem is one of the most dedicated and enthusiastic UTS students working on environmental issues on campus. Her passion for climate justice and sustainability has helped revitalise the Fossil Free UTS group as well as co-ordinating the student club EcoSoc.
- Winner 2nd Alice McAuliffe helped establish the Waraburra Nura Indigenous plant garden at UTS containing plants native to the Sydney basin with traditional Indigenous uses. An associated website explains the properties of native species with oral recordings of Aunty Fran talking about the plants’ beneficial qualities and uses.
- Winner 3rd Melissa Edwards combines rigorous academic research with social and environmental consciousness. She helps manage an online tool on sustainability in tertiary education that includes a list of educators, institutions and courses as well as teaching resources for academics wanting to incorporate sustainability in their curriculum. www.sustainability.edu.au
The judging criteria are:
- Identify - will a wide spectrum of the UTS community identify with and be able to understand the activity.
- Influence - does the activity have the potential to inspire and motivate others.
- Involve - could the activity potentially involve others.
- Impact - is the activity tangible with real sustainability impacts and benefits.
Equal consideration is given to initiatives of any size and scale.
Previous winner, Frank Ruggiero with fan club
- 1st prize - Two tickets for a guided Eco Kayaking Tour on Sydney Harbour
- 2nd prize - $150 Coles/Myer voucher
- 3rd prize - Two UTS branded Keep Cups and hamper of Fair Trade treats
The judging panel each year is:
- UTS deputy vice chancellor and vice president (resources)
- UTS manager, sustainability
- President UTS Students’ Association
The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence is entered into.
For more information see terms and conditions.
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Nominate your green hero
Nominations for 2018 have now closed.