EcoVillage LEADer in Sustainability Award

EcoVillage’s Sustainability LEADership Award

EcoVillage recognizes the residents that demonstrate active Leadership, Education, Application, and Definition of sustainability with three categories of our Sustainability LEADership Award: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. The categories differ by increasing time commitments and demonstration of personal development and leadership within sustainability-related roles. An award ceremony is held during our end-of-year celebration in April, which also happens to be Earth Month.

EcoVillage makes earning the criteria necessary to be recognized easy! Programs and activities are hosted on a regular basis, and transportation is provided to any off-campus opportunities. Activities are advertised through our Google events calendar, communicated through the Mentors and our Slack app, in Village newsletters, and emails from the Village Director.

Bronze LEADer in Sustainability Award

  • Completion of the 1 credit hour EcoVillage required course, USC 116 “Introduction to Sustainability for EcoVillage”

*IMPORTANT: Commitment to a spring semester sustainability small group is required for current Village residents that wish to:

  • Live in EcoVillage again for the following academic year (participate in the second-year program)
  • Be hired as an EcoVillage Mentor for the following academic year
  • Go on¬†the EcoVillage Spring Break trip
  • Be a candidate for the Spirit of the Village¬†Award
  • Be a candidate for any other kind of year-end recognition
  • Earn their Village winter gift (January Information Meeting)
    • An EcoVillage long-sleeve t-shirt for first-year village members
    • An EcoVillage sweatshirt for second-year village members

Silver LEADer in Sustainability Award

  • Completion of the 1 credit hour EcoVillage required course, USC 116 “Introduction to Sustainability for EcoVillage”
  • Completion and presentation of a service learning multimedia project
  • Active membership in a spring semester sustainability small group
    • 12 service hours
    • Participation in a documentary screening, industry tour, and/or hall program
  • Completion of a Sustainability for Student Leaders workshop

Gold LEADer in Sustainability Award

  • Completion of the 1 credit hour EcoVillage required course, USC 116 “Introduction to Sustainability for EcoVillage”
  • Completion and presentation of a service learning multimedia project
  • Active membership in a spring semester sustainability small group
    • 12 service hours
    • Participation in a documentary screening, industry tour, and/or hall program
  • Completion of a Sustainability for Student Leaders workshop
  • Service in a sustainability-related leadership or employment role for EcoVillage (active committee member) or on campus (NC State Steward, sustainability-related club/student org officer, etc.)