The Ring

Congratulations to recipients of 2011 Sustainability Awards

Thu, 2011-06-09 11:13

Sustainability Action Team members show off campus composting buckets
Fraser Building team with VPFO Gayle Gorrill (left) and Sustainability Coordinator Rita Fromholt

Heather Seymour, the manager of food production and purchasing for University Food Services, is the recipient of UVic's first Sustainability Champion Award. This peer-nominated award highlights staff initiatives in greening their workplace and contributing to the university's sustainability goals. Heather is a tireless advocate for sustainable food purchasing, including supporting local farmers, bakeries and other food suppliers. (see Dec. 2010 Ring article)

Two Sustainability Action Teams (SATs) have also been honoured for their achievements over a three-month period to conserve energy, reduce waste and promote sustainable transportation choices in their buildings. The Fraser Building team won in the category of waste reduction, and the Business and Economics Building team won for energy conservation. The awards were presented by Gayle Gorrill, Vice-President Academic and Provost, at the closing reception of the Connect U staff conference on June 2.

See previous article for more information about the SAT pilot program.