Green Student Leader Awards

Multiple $1,000 cash awards to recognize students who take on leadership roles in sustainability related activities that benefit the campus or community-at-large. This award is designed to connect financial resources to students who are already passionately volunteering their time towards sustainability initiatives (so that students don’t have to take a menial job to make ends meet!) and cultivate experiential sustainability leadership skills.


  • Innovation and creativity.
  • Measurable impacts.
  • Impact on furthering sustainability efforts
  • Nominees must have demonstrable track record of volunteering their time towards campus or community-based sustainability efforts.
  • You may nominate yourself; In doing so you will be required to provide a minimum of two letters of support with your application.



  • Awards are announced at Spring Sustainability Summit (March 16-18, 2017) for implementation over the 2017 Summer Break and Fall Semester.
  • Sustainability Curriculum Council will review all applications and make final decisions as to awardees.
  • Awardees will work with Office of Sustainability to identify additional opportunities to cultivate sustainability leadership skills.


  • UH graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to apply.