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Honors Student Alicia Halberg Awarded Husky Green Award

Apr 28th, 2011

Three individuals and two groups were honored at the UW Earth Day celebration as winners of the second annual Husky Green Award. The award, sponsored by the Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee, recognizes those who have shown leadership, initiative and dedication to environmental stewardship and sustainability at the University.

Alicia Halberg, an Honors student and senior in communications, was honored for her work at McMahon Hall, where thanks to her leadership, 1,350 pounds of waste have been diverted from the landfill. Halberg created the Compost Co-op, a cluster system for compost pick-up with each building floor. It involved educating McMahon residents, collaborating with Housing & Food Services staff there and developing communication strategies to introduce and continue the program. “The Compost Co-op demonstrates what one individual can do here on campus to support sustainability, while serving others through education about environmental issues and creating a sense of community within the residence halls,” said AJ Duxbury, resident director at McMahon, who nominated Halberg.

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