Rhodes University Environmental Awards

Rewarding practices that promote sustainability

2016 Enviro Awards

Anyone may nominate themselves/ another person/ group for an Environmental Award – including RU academic and administrative/service staff, students, and individuals or organisations in the Makana community.

A total of four categories will be considered for annual awards:

  • RU department or institute or section (within division) 
  • RU student society or residence 
  • RU individual (staff or student)
  • Makana community (non-RU individual or organisation).

Nominations should be based on tangible evidence of meeting the following criteria:

  1. Good sustainability practice: There is tangible evidence of how the nominee’s practices embrace the principles of the RU Environmental Sustainability Policy and thus reflect a social-ecological interpretation of sustainability.
  2. Track record: There is tangible evidence of how the nominee’s practices have been implemented for the last 18 months, or longer.
  3. Participation, inspiration and empowerment: There is tangible evidence of how the nominee’s practices are educative and can be replicated, and/or include consistent and effective involvement of peers and/or community members; includes the number of people involved in planning and making decisions.
  4. Innovative: There is tangible evidence of how the nominee’s practices are doing more than what is required by law or duty, and are promoting new ‘green’ technologies.
  5. Continuity: There is tangible evidence of strategies and guarantees that have been put in place by the nominee to ensure that the practices will continue to be implemented.


Submission date: First week of August
Submission addressed: RU Environmental Awards Panel
Email: environment@ru.ac.za

Recipients of the awards will be announced at a celebratory Environmental Award Ceremony in September each year.  

Please note:
The Environmental Awards Panel reserves the right not to issue an award where no significant achievement is deemed to be evident.


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