are you an environmental studies major at USF?
have you written an academic paper that takes an interdisciplinary approach to an environmental problem or issue?
have you worked on a project that improved the environmental performance and livability on the USF campus and surrounding area?
if so, please consider applying for one of our two annual awards.
Gary Snyder Outstanding Paper Award
This award is named after the poet, essayist and environmental activist Gary Snyder. The award will be awarded annually through the Environmental Studies Program to the best academic paper that takes an interdisciplinary approach to an environmental problem or issue.
All senior environmental studies students graduating no later than December 2011 are encouraged to submit their best paper related to the environment. Besides criteria such as content, style, organization, argumentation, grammar and spelling the committee will look in particular for papers that show evidence of the interdisciplinary nature of Environmental Studies.
In order to compete for this award please submit your best paper (10-15 pages) by 1 April 2011 to Professor Kuperus (gkuperus [ at ] usfca [ dot ] edu).
Green & Gold Award
The Green and Gold Award recognizes an Environmental Studies student whose ideas and initiatives have improved the environmental performance and livability on the USF campus and surrounding area. The Green and Gold Award celebrates projects that reduce our collective environmental footprint, foster eco-literacy, engage diverse communities, and/or demonstrate sustainable best practices outside the classroom.
In an essay no longer than 500 words, students should explain their project, discuss some of the Environmental Studies principles informing the project, and highlight tangible evidence of the project's impact. Please submit your essay by 1 April 2011 to Professor David Silver (dmsilver [ at ] usfca [ dot ] edu).