On 22 April 2019, COTE announced its 2018-2019 COTE award recipients.

The awards fall into three main categories:

COTE Exemplar Awards recognize individuals or groups with significant accomplishments promoting the sustainable use of natural resources or the protection of ecological systems.

Individuals who have a record of continual significant achievements are further recognized by the awarding of a "COTE Exemplar Lifetime Achievement Award".

COTE Green Initiative Awards recognize everyday activities, decisions or contributions that help to move Ball State University (and its near-surround community) toward sustainability.  Their purpose is to reward discrete contributions rather than a history of multiple accomplishments.

COTE Service Awards recognize past individual service on or to the BSU Council on the Environment.

COTE Award Recipients 2019

COTE Green Initiative Award

Shari Grant, Biology
Ball State University

This Council on the Environment Green Initiative Award is presented to the Shari Grant in recognition of her commitment to environmental stewardship as demonstrated by her creation and management of the "Fresh Herbs for Ball State (Woodworth) Dining Initiative, 2013-2019".  For eight years, Shari has consistently delivered organically grown fresh herbs to the Woodworth dining facility on a weekly basis.

COTE Service Awards

John Creek

Lohren Deeg

Renee Flasher

Brock Hagerman