At BSU Earthweek activities COTE announced the receipients of its sixth annual awards program. The awards fall into two main catagories:
COTE Exemplar Awards recognize individuals or groups with significant accomplishments promoting the sustainable use of natural resources or the protection of ecological systems.
Individuals who have a record of continual significant achivements are further recognized by the awarding of a "COTE Exemplar Lifetime Achievement Award".
COTE Green Initiative Awards recognize everyday activites, decisions or contributions that help to move Ball State University toward sustainability. Their purpose is to reward discrete contributions rather than a history of multiple accomplishments.
Click here to download the awards ceremony brochure in PDF format:2008-09 COTE Awards Ceremony Program
Exemplar Lifetime Achievement AwardRecipients have a record of continual significant accomplishments throughout their lifetime promoting the sustainable use of natural resources or the protection of ecological systems.
Thomas J. Kinghorn
Tom Kinghorn has had a substantial positive impact on campus environmental initiatives through campus planning, building design, budgeting, project funding and strategic planning in response to environmental challenges. More specifically, in his many years of service as Vice President for Business Affairs and Treasurer he has:
Exemplar AwardRecipients have a record of significant accomplishments promoting the sustainable use of natural resources or the protection of ecological systems.
Cassie BanningFor her continuing efforts as the Horticulture Manager for Minnetrista Cultural Center and her work with the Urban Forestry Board, the Annual Living Lightly Fair, and the Green Roof Research project at Minnetrista Cultural Center.
Muncie Sanitation DistrictFor the continuing work with the White River Water Shed Project, the White River Cleanup Program, the Rain Barrel Program and the Community Blue Bag Program.
Green Initiative AwardRecipients have made discrete contributions to help move Ball State University toward sustainability.
Freshmen Connections ProgramFor incorporating Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert and her subsequent campus visit to engage the freshmen class in the challenges of climate change. The subsequent use of the reader in course assignments presented a unique opportunity to educate incoming students about many emerging national developments and the green-campus history of Ball State University.
Students for a Sustainable CampusFor hosting a day-long Focus the Nation campus gathering as part of a national network of Focus the Nation events. Faculty and community presenters interacted with attending students in discussion of their respective roles in the social, economic and environmental transformations emerging throughout the world as a response to climate change.
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