The Environmental Leadership Awards (ELA) were created as a way to honor those individuals that have truly exceeded in their efforts to contribute to environmental awareness and promote progress in our 'green' efforts. These individuals have worked with other groups to make real, immediate improvements not only within our campus community, but in our global impacts overall.
Nominations may be submitted from faculty, staff, and students throughout the University. A winner is selected for each of the major categories; Undergraduate Student, Graduate Student, University Faculty/Administrator, and Staff. There are also ELA awards given to UConn-Affiliated Groups (e.g., Clubs, Organizations, Centers or Institutes), Alumni, and Special Recognition/External groups and individuals who have made significant contributions in executing major projects and initiatives for the University of Connecticut.
To view how the nomination process works and how nominees may be selected, please choose from the following links below. The ELA Guidelines provides a detailed summary of the criteria used for nominee selection as well as catergories for which nominees may be suggested:
"The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality, then you can change it." -- James Arthur Baldwin