UCSF Sustainability Stories


Deborah Fleischer, May 2011


Four UCSF Green Champions Receive Annual Sustainability Award

Award Winners

May was a busy month for UCSF on the sustainability front.  We had 779 attendees attend eight events in May. 

A key event was the LivingGreen Fair, where the first Annual Sustainability Awards were announced.

Twenty-six individuals were nominated by the UCSF Community to be recognized for their dedication to sustainability and the impact of their work.  Faculty, staff, students and teams that are employed, enrolled or affiliated with UCSF were all eligible. The nominations were reviewed by a selection committee of the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability (CACS), which included a representative from the UCOP and the medical center.

“This award effort was identified in the Sustainability Action Plan development to recognize outstanding sustainability efforts across the campus and medical center and to encourage others to support similar efforts,” explained John Plotts, UCSF Senior Vice Chancellor Campus and Co-Chair of the CACS.
Plotts continued, “I am happy to say we have four winners of the sustainability award: one faculty; two staff; and one team.  All are shining examples of how one person or group can make a huge difference.  They were chosen based upon their personal commitment that went above and beyond the duties of their positions and their significant impact to make UCSF more sustainable.”

AwardThis years winners were:
Jack Henderson, Nutrition and Food Services Department, team category
Tom Newman, M.D., Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, faculty category
Maric Munn, Director of Facilities Management, staff category
Steve Dalton, Ob., Gyn. & R.S., staff category

Over the next few weeks we will highlight their great accomplishments.


Photo by Susan Merrell
Story by Deborah Fleischer, Green Impact