Background and Criteria
The GreenPace Award recognizes faculty, staff and students (individuals, units, departments and/or organizations) who develop innovative programs and services that assist Pace in meeting its commitment to sustainable practices. These practices can cover many aspects of sustainability including, but not limited to, energy and water; recycling and waste reduction; transportation; dining services; purchasing; green building and landscaping; and campus culture and academics. In addition, any programs, research, course creation, or other initiatives that help Pace fulfill STARS credits are eligible for award nomination. STARS (Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) is a comprehensive self-reporting tool, a program of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, which helps guide Pace to meeting its goals for sustainability university-wide.
Nominees must be part of the Pace community. They may be any individual, such as students, staff, faculty, or administrators, or be any department, organization, unit, or other non-individual entity at Pace.
Please complete the online Nomination Form to make a nomination for a GreenPace Award. Upon review of the submission, a notification will be sent to the Review Committee, the nominator, and the nominee. All entries will be reviewed and awards announced each Spring.
Congratulations to the 2012 Award Recipients!
(From left to right: Cheri Neal, Angelo Spillo (Chair of the Campus Culture and Academics
Subcommittee of GreenPace), James Eyring, Larry Bridwell, Michelle Land.
Not shown: Edward Morrison and Noushi Rahman).
Larry Bridwell, Professor, Management & Mgt Science
“Professor Bridwell recently published a collaborative piece with one of his student, Edward Morrison (who is also being nominated for a Green Pace Award). Professor Bridwell and Mr. Morrison undertook research examining a new perspective on CSR, one in which the focus was not on Corporate Social responsibility, but rather on CONSUMER Social Responsibility. The work of Professor Bridwell and Mr. Morrison deserves special recognition because it is a fine example of student-faculty collaboration as well as an outstanding example of the research opportunities available in the area of sustainability and corporate social responsibility. The full text of the paper is available at www.larrybridwell.com/CSR.pdf.”
James Eyring, Naturalist, Environmental Center
“James Eyring is a versatile and knowledgeable Naturalist. He is also a master teacher who uses animals and plants as a means of imparting important lessons about ecology, environmentalism, dedication, perseverance and bioethics. He is a great asset to Pace.”
Michelle Land, Director, Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies
“Michelle Land has coordinated many important projects that enhance Pace's reputation as an 'Environmental University'. She organizes the Environmental Consortium, Visiting Fellows Program, Sustainability Committee and the Environmental Gateway. She has also spear-headed the Pace effort to qualify for AASHE and NCSE. We are fortunate to share her expertise and enthusiasm.”
Edward Morrison, Student, Information Systems
“Mr. Morrison and Professor Larry Bridwell of the Lubin School of Business have recently published a collaborative paper in which they investigate a variation on the idea of CSR, where rather than emphasizing Corporate Social Responsibility, the emphasis is placed on Consumer Social Responsibility. This effort deserves recognition because it is an excellent example of student-professor collaboration as well as an example of the research opportunities available in the area of sustainability and corporate social responsibility (or consumer, as the case may be).”
Cheri Neal, Student, Environmental Studies (PLV)
“I believe that Cheri Neal deserves this award because she has completed many accomplishments during her years at pace that will hopefully help her fulfill her dream to be involved in environmental law. These accomplishments have been very helpful to the campus and the environment as a whole. Her accomplishments include but are not limited to; / Creating the herb garden on campus / Volunteering for Pace University and nearby farms / Participating in alternative spring break / Becoming senator of the Nature Club here on campus.”
“Cheri deserves this award because she is very passionate about environmental issues. She has been a part of the NATURE club on the Pleasantville campus and has volunteered to aid in various environmental issues, she is currently trying to get an internship with the ASPCA. Her dream is to pursue a career in environmental law in order to fight for the environment in hopes to help preserve this planet on which we live.”
Noushi Rahman, Professor, Management & Mgt Science NY
“Professor Noushi Rahman has a long-standing history of supporting sustainability initiatives at Pace University and has even helped to develop coursework in sustainability (‘Managing Environmental Responsibility’). In addition, Professor Rahman has been published on multiple occasions and in nationally recognized business journals writing on issues of sustainability. His more notable works in sustainability include: 1) Measurement Issues in Environmental Corporate Social Responsibility (ECSR): Toward a Transparent, Reliable, and Construct Valid Instrument; 2) Diversity in the Composition of the Board of Directors and Environmental Corporate Social Responsibility (ECSR); and 3) The Impact of Board Diversity and Gender Composition on Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Reputation. Professor Rahman’s work represents some of the highest quality research and publication in the area of sustainability. His work helps to improve Pace University’s reputation in this area of ever-increasing importance. Professor Rahman is most deserving of this award not only because of his past service to the Pace University, also because his work illustrates the critical role business will play in environmental management and social welfare.”
“Professor Noushi Rahman is a supporter of sustainability efforts within and outside of Pace and, I believe, is worthy of being considered for the GreenPace Award. To begin with, Professor Rahman has been an integral part of the River Semester program. He, along with Theresa Lant, proposed the Lubin-representative course titled 'Managing Environmental Responsibility'; this course eventually served as the shell within which all other School-representing courses were juxtaposed to end up with just one River Course (as opposed to a River Semester). In terms of research, Professor Rahman has written and published three scholarly papers this past year (two of which are in the Financial Times top 45 journals in business!): 1) Measurement Issues in Environmental Corporate Social Responsibility (ECSR): Toward a Transparent, Reliable, and Construct Valid Instrument; 2) Diversity in the Composition of the Board of Directors and Environmental Corporate Social Responsibility (ECSR); and 3) The Impact of Board Diversity and Gender Composition on Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Reputation. With regard to service, Professor Rahman has chaired the dissertation of Cathy McQuillen, whose doctoral research focused on renewable energy alliances on environmental responsibility ratings of firms. Professor Rahman’s activities have all substantially contributed to environmental sustainability at Pace and beyond!”
Congratulations to the 2011 Award Recipients!
Pace's GreenPace Sustainability Committee awarded four GreenPace Awards this past April.
Recipients were: The NYC Counseling Center (top right); Bill Batina, University Energy Manager, Facilities Planning and Design (bottom right); Steve Feyl, Associate University Librarian (bottom left) and Christina Blenkle (not shown), Electronic Resources Librarian, Mortola Library.
The Counseling Center (NYC)
“Among the Green Team's many activities, every year during the month of April, the team hosts the Extreme Green Challenge, by where the members compete against each other to become the "greenest" member of the Counseling Center for the month. The Green Team also practices composting, recycling, printing/copying double-sided pages, growing plants to improve air quality, and completing volunteer projects at a community garden in the Bronx.”
Bill Batina, University Energy Manager, Facilities Planning and Design
“Bill consistently demonstrates a contagious and energetic enthusiasm while working tirelessly on behalf of the University to save it money and help Pace become more sustainable. Bill has been instrumental in obtaining grants for energy conservation projects on all campuses. Bill’s student mentoring has resulted in the design of energy conservation projects that have provided students with meaningful learning experiences. Bill is truly an indispensible, highly appreciated asset to the Pace community!”
Steve Feyl, Associate University Librarian, Mortola Library (PLV)
Christina Blenkle, Electronic Resources Librarian, Mortola Library (PLV)
“Steve coordinated the Mortola Library's Recycling Station effort. Christina Blenkle, Electronic Resources Librarian, was co-nominated for the GreenPace award for putting the Recycling Center together. In addition to the traditional paper, glass and can recycling, bins in the library now receive batteries, plastic bags, PDAs/old cell phones, and newspapers. Both Christina and Steve value the environment and consistently lead the Mortola Library's efforts to be as "green" as we can be!”
Congratulations to the 2010 Award Recipients!
Pace's GreenPace Sustainability Committee awarded its first GreenPace Awards this past fall. Recipients were:
William Link, University Director of Physical Plant
"[Bill Link] has headed many green projects on Make a Difference Day, worked on installing recycling posters across campus, as well as making all garbage cans have a recycling bin next to it."
Sue Maxam, University Director for Student Success
"Sue [Maxam] is constantly searching for new ways to make our Division a "green" division. She gives her heart and soul to helping make Pace a greener place."
Robyn Mery, Environmental Studies Major
"[Robyn Mery] is one of the few environmentally conscious people I know who try to actually teach you the importance of treating our surroundings with care without dictating your decisions."
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