2014 Paul Persons Award Nominations

The Paul Persons Sustainability Award was established in 2008 by family and friends to honor Paul Persons' memory and to help realize his vision of a CSU system-wide emphasis on sustainability. Paul wanted every student in the CSU to have an opportunity to learn how to apply sustainable practices in his or her chosen field and to create a more just society.

The Institute for Sustainable Development is responsible for soliciting nominations from CSU, Chico students, faculty and staff, and for working with a faculty committee to select one CSU, Chico faculty member each year to receive the award.

To nominate the faculty member you feel is most deserving of this award, nominations are being accepted online until February 14, 2014. Once received, nominees will be contacted and asked to provide relevant course syllabus (or syllabi) and other appropriate materials. The following criteria will be used in determining this year’s recipient:

  • Demonstrates a concentrated effort in helping students get the broadest perspective possible on sustainability principles.
  • Incorporates methods and materials into their current curriculum, including current information, case studies, expert advice on alternative methods and practices used in a particular industry or career path, etc.
  • Facilitates opportunities to learn about procedures that can be implemented to create a more just and sustainable organization, business, or government.

The recipient of this year's Paul Persons Sustainability Award will be announced during the This Way to Sustainability Conference IX speaker reception on Thursday, March 6, 2014.  

Students, faculty and staff please make sure you nominate a deserving CSU, Chico faculty before the deadline of February 14, 2014. Submit your online nomination today at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/paul_persons .