The following email was sent by Ann Ogle on Wednesday, Feb. 6
Six years ago, the College and the Staff Association created the Newberry Award. This is an award to be given to a staff member or a group of staff members who best embody the spirit of the College’s Green Plan by putting its principles into practice in the workplace. The award is named in honor of former undergraduate dean, Jan Newberry, who founded the Green Plan Committee. The Bryn Mawr College Green Plan is intended to help integrate environmental responsibility with the College’s mission and priorities. It was designed as a set of principles to help guide College planning, purchasing, operations and teaching. The award of $1,000 is funded by the proceeds of the Staff Association End of Year Sale, which recycles what students leave behind, and by a generous matching gift from the College. The 2013 Newberry Award will be announced at the end of the semester.
You may nominate a colleague, yourself, or even a department. Faculty members, who have worked closely with staff on environmental initiatives may also be nominated with their staff colleagues. Below is a copy of the Green Plan to help guide you in your nomination. The nomination form is attached. Please send your nominations to Professor Paul Neuman, Bettws-y-Coed.
I. Environmental Literacy and Education
a) Integrate environmental knowledge into all relevant disciplines, where practicable.
b) Expand undergraduate environmental studies course offerings.
c) Encourage environmental research opportunities.
d) Expand opportunities for using the campus as a laboratory for environmental studies.
e) Provide opportunities for the entire community to participate in environmental education initiatives.
II. Greening Our Campus Operations
a) Reduce campus waste.
b) Institute environmentally responsible purchasing policies.
c) Maximize energy efficiency.
d) Make environmental sustainability a priority in building planning, campus land use and transportation.
III. Campus and Community
a) Work to make the Bryn Mawr community a role model for the larger community.
b) Maintain an environmental center for students, staff, faculty and administrators.
c) Make public our commitment to environmental responsibility and education.
d) Recognize achievements as a community and work to increase community involvement.
e) Seek to create effective alliances with neighboring educational institutions.
Thanks once again to Professors, David Kenosian, Paul Neuman and Michael Schulz who will serve on the Newberry Committee.