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Sponsored by the Rawlins Endowment for Environmental Literacy

The Higher Education Greenie Awards this year will recognize student groups from all CSU campuses in their leading efforts toward a sustainable future. During the conference students will have the opportunity to showcase their projects during the conference (time specific pending) where winners will be announced.

Nominations must be received by February 1, 2018
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Winning student groups will receive cash award prizes to support and enhance their projects. These awards are sponsored by the Rawlins Endowment for Environmental Literacy. Award amounts will be paid to the student organization after the conference, to one winning group in each category, and in the following amounts:

1st Place Winner $200
2nd Place Winner $150
3rd Place Winner $100

Note:     Payment will be made to the CSU student organization once all documentation is received, and with written, signed agreement outlining use of funds specific to student project enhancement, in advance of awards being issued.

Nominations must be received by February 1, 2018
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All conference participants will have the opportunity to vote for the student project that most closely meets the criteria listed below:

Judging Criteria:

  1. Does the project address the “3 E’s of Sustainability”: Economy, Ecology, and Equity?
  2. Can the project sustain itself? In other words, what resources are used to maintain and implement the project?
  3. Are other organizations able to replicate the sustainable project?
  4. What is the scale of impact of the sustainable project?  (Campus, city, town, state, etc.)
  5. Is synergy demonstrated as a result of the project? In other words, does the project support broader goals in sustainable development?
  6. Only one winner per category will be awarded. Tie breakers will be broken at the discretion of conference management.

Video Submission Deadline: February 28, 2018

The Higher Education Greenie Awards this year will recognize student groups from all CSU campuses only. And, for the first time ever, winning student groups will receive cash award prizes to support and enhance their projects. These awards are sponsored by the Rawlins Endowment for Environmental Literacy. Award amounts will be paid to the student organization following the conference in the following amounts:

1st Place Winner $200
2nd Place Winner $150
3rd Place Winner $100

Note:     Award payments will be made to the CSU student organization with this written, signed acknowledgment in agreement in advance of awards being issued.

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Nominated CSU student group projects must meet the following rules and guidelines:

  1. Nominations from the identified CSU systemwide schools only.
  2. Nominated group projects from only recognized CSU campus student groups will be considered.
  3. Nominated student groups must have clearly demonstrated an accomplishment or a significant improvement focusing on a sustainable solution that they have implemented through their project, research, community involvement, or other means.
  4. The accomplishment must have occurred within the past two years.
  5. The accomplishment may be in the final planning stages but must be conceptually complete.
  6. The top five (5) nominated HE groups will be asked to present their project accomplishments at a tabling session during the conference (time specific pending) where final voting will take place.
  7. Nominees must be present to win.
  8. Nominated HE groups are also required to provide a video (3 minutes maximum in length on flash drive at the conference) documenting their project to be shown prior to the final voting during the conference (time specific pending). This should be a fun, entertaining way of presenting your project to the conference audience.
  9. Nominated groups will be contacted by conference staff to confirm the status of their nominations by February 1, 2018.
  10. Winners will be announced during the Greenie Awards Ceremony during the conference (time specific pending).
  11. Submit videos by February 28, 2018. Submitted videos will be included on this web page starting March 1, 2018 to give participants a preview of the student group projects they will be able to see and vote on when they arrive at the conference.

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