2019 Earth Day Environmental Leadership Awards

The Earth Day Environmental Awards for Leadership and Sustainable Initiatives celebrate individuals or groups who are making a positive environmental impact, either through an exemplary new initiative or body of work. The awards recognize individuals or groups making positive environmental impacts, whether on campus, or in the community at large. 

2019 Earth Day Environmental Leadership Awards

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Nominations are now being accepted for the Georgia Tech Earth Day Environmental Leadership Awards. The awards celebrate individuals or groups who are making a positive environmental impact, either through an exemplary new initiative or body of work. Additionally, the awards recognize individuals or groups making positive environmental impacts on campus or in the community at large. Recipients will be recognized at the 2019 Earth Day Festival on April 19. To learn more, information about 2018 Earth Day Environmental Leadership Award Recipients can be found below.

Nomination Criteria:

  • Nominees must be students, faculty members, staff members, alumni, or retirees of Georgia Tech
  • Both individual and group nominations are eligible
  • Must demonstrate positive environmental impact.
  • Must show commitment to restoring and/or enhancing the environment
  • Self nominations are welcome.

Nomination Form:

  • To submit a nomination for the 2019 Georgia Tech Earth Day Environmental Awards, complete the Nomination Form and email it as an attachment to gtgreenawards@gmail.com

Deadline:

  • Nominations will be accepting through March 24, 2019

Getting More Involved

Zoe Holderness

Zoe Holderness

Zoe Holderness is an undergraduate student majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Zoe serves as Greek Sustainability's Executive Vice President, Collegiate Panhellenic Council's Director of the Environment, Alpha Phi's Director of Sustainability, and is a member of Student Sustainability Advisory Council. She is an advocate for the environment, picking up trash as she walks and educating her peers on the negative implications of single-use items, the importance of energy and water reduction, in thinking about how their food is sourced and how far it travels. Zoe leads by example, and the long-lasting impact of her work is the way she influences the perceptions and practices of those around her. 

Maithili Appalwar

Maithili Appalwar

Maithili Appalwar is an undergraduate student majoring in Industrial Engineering. Maithili is the founder of a social enterprise that aims to create low-cost solutions to help farmers in developing countries harness the power of natural resources. The flagship product is called Jalasanchay, which means conserving water in Hindi. Jalasanchay is a cost-effective lining used to create ponds on farms. Each pond, on average, stores 3 million liters of water. Jalasanchay has been piloted at over 4,000 ponds in India, helping farmers to extend the growing season by providing consistent access to water throughout the year. The ponds also reduce the need for drilling bore wells, which  helps to restore the level of the underground water table.