This award is given to Griffith University staff (individuals or groups) to recognise innovative and effective sustainable practice at Griffith University.
The Staff Sustainability Award program includes up to two awards of $5000 each. Awards will be expended on approved sustainability activities such as research connected to the person’s or group’s activities, relevant travel or other relevant staff development opportunities. To be negotiated with the Person’s/Group’s Head of Element.
The awards, launched in 2014, will be made once every two years.
Griffith Sustainability Awards for Staff 2016
- Closed: 5.00pm Friday 6 May 2016
- Award Ceremony: Wednesday 14 September 2016 - Gold Coast campus
The Staff Sustainability Award program covers the broad categories of Learning and Teaching, Research, Sustainable Practice and Community Engagement. Sustainability is defined by Griffith University’s Sustainability Policy, located in the University's Policy Libary.
Any Griffith University full or part time staff member is eligible to apply for the Sustainability award.
Nominations for the Staff Sustainability Award are either self nomination or group nomination. Staff should address the criteria, detail initiatives and provide supporting evidence where possible, using the online nomination form. Applications should focus on activities carried out within the preceding twelve (12) to twenty-four (24) month period and provide a maximum of 500 words addressing each criterion.
- What innovative approaches have you or your group (administrative and/or academic) taken to advance Griffith’s Sustainability commitment?
- How effective has this been and how have you assessed this?
- How have you or your group raised sustainability awareness and engaged the University community, visitors and partners?
The selection panel is chaired by the Chair, Sustainability Sub Committee. Panel members include two members of the Sustainability Sub Committee, Principal Policy Adviser to the Vice Chancellor and may include an external member. Administration: Project Officer – Sustainability Policy, Office of Vice Chancellor.
All decisions of the judging panel are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Congratulations to the 2016 Winners
Group Winner: Mr Peter Kurtz and team (Michael Deayton, Carolyn Plant, David Fry, Carolina Jasinski, Maxine Fairholm, Jose Guzman, Sergio Moreno-Sciutto, Albert Wong, Nicky Duffin, Andrew Williams, Matt Long, Zak Whelan-Smith, Chris McGhie, Adam Stait, David Wilson and Esteban Nelson)
Network and Collaboration Services, INS
Project: Unified Collaboration Program
Group - Highly Commended: Mr Stephen Rowan and team (Prof Michael Balfour, Assoc Prof Penny Bundy, Assoc Prof Julie Dunn, Dr Linda Hassall and Dr Madonna Stinson)
Contemporary and Applied Theatre, School of Education and Professional Studies
Project: Greening Griffith's Theatres
Group - Highly Commended: Mr Cory Everdell and team (Wade Hurst, Renee Harryman and Gina Lidster)
Griffith Accommodation, Campus Life
Project: Griffith Accommodation Sustainability Initiatives
Individual - Highly Commended: Dr Jason Nelson, Design, Queensland College of Art
Project: Digital Art and Communications: a sustainable pathway to reach the world