On 24 April 2013, COTE announced its 2012-2013 COTE award recipients.
The awards fall into three main categories:
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 achievements are further recognized by the awarding of a "COTE Exemplar Lifetime Achievement Award".
COTE Green Initiative Awards recognize everyday activities, 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.
COTE Service Awards recognize past individual service on or to the BSU Council on the Environment.
Janet was awarded an Exemplar Award for her consistent, significant accomplishments in promoting the sustainable use of natural resources through exemplary leadership in teaching, professional work as an architect, and service to BSU and our local community.
Dr. Bhattacharjee was awarded a Green Initiatives Award for her exemplary efforts to infuse sustainability into her research, publications, presentations and grant activity. She has produced numerous publications; has been an active grant writer.
Dr. Hua was awarded a Green Initiatives Award for his investigation of the connection between sustainability and behavior; he has developed an assessment tool to measure an individual’s attitudes towards sustainable behaviors related to consumer electronics (The Consumer Electronics Sustainability Attitudes Index)
The Team was awarded a Green Initiatives Award for their exemplary efforts to engage BSU Students in the Department of Energy’s 2013 Solar Decathlon in cooperation with teams from the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville.
Dr. Nam and Jo Dean Tipton were awarded a Green Initiatives Award for their exemplary efforts to infuse reused and repurposed clothing into fashion design.
In recognition of his commitment to the stewardship of our natural resources, the protection of ecological systems and the public’s understanding of the complex issues that bear upon our stewardship of natural resources, as demonstrated by his service on the BSU Council on the Environment from 2009 to 2012.
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