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Sponsored by the Rawlins Endowment for Environmental Literacy

Does your K-12th Grade campus have sustainability projects that are innovative, environmentally spectacular, and that address environmental concerns? With sponsorship by the Rawlins Endowment for Environmental Literacy, through our Greenie Awards we will recognize student groups in their successful efforts of working toward a sustainable future on Thursday, March 28th from 8:00-10:00 am in the Bell Memorial Union where participants will vote for the winning group projects.

Within the K-12 grade student groups, please nominate group projects from Northern California schools in these three categories:

  • Kindergarten - 6th Grade
  • Jr. High, 7th-8th Grade
  • High School, 9-12th Grade

Nominate your student project by February 1, 2019

Students will have an opportunity to present their group projects during the conference from 8:00-10:00 am in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. Conference participants will be asked to visit each display, meet the students, learn about their projects, and vote for their favorite group projects. Winners will be announced during the conference following the tabling event.

One cash prize in each category will be awarded as follows:

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

Post Conference: Winners in each category will be encouraged to submit a video and poster to be used in the next This Way to Sustainability Conference documenting how the 2019 cash award supported or enhanced their winning project.

Note:     Award payments will be made to the teacher or advisor leading the student group project with this written, signed acknowledgement in agreement in advance of awards being issued.

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.

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Nominated K-12 student group projects must meet the following guidelines:

  1. Nominations from Northern CA K-12 schools only.
  2. Nominated student group projects only; individual projects are not being 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, school or 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. Student 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. Groups are encouraged to provide a video (3 minutes maximum in length using YouTube) documenting their project to be shown prior to the final voting during the conference. 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, 2019.
  10. Winners will be announced during the Greenie Awards Ceremony during the conference on Thursday, March 28th. Tabling will be in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium and voting will be from 8:00-10:00 a.m. followed by the awards ceremony.
  11. Submitted videos will be included on this web page starting March 1, 2019 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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