University at Albany

The Terra

The Office of Sustainability has established a new award to recognize the persistent efforts of campus community members.  Each semester, one faculty member, one staff member and one student will each be awarded with a Terra for demonstrating a commitment to advancing sustainable culture at SUNY Albany.

The award is named for Terra, the Roman goddess of the Earth.

The distinction will be decided upon a nominee’s work within the framework of CORE. The acronym identifies the four main areas in which a person can effect change in the area of sustainability: Curriculum, Operations, Research and Engagement. 

The accomplishments of the Terra recipient will be linked to which category they contributed to the most. The winner can be self-nominated or nominated by another party and can choose from one of two awards: either the leaf shaped statue made from 100% recycled glass or a carbon offset purchase of home usage or commuting.   

The Office of Environmental Sustainability is offering the carbon offset option to assist an awardee in being one step closer to living a carbon-neutral life.  Although in our society we all rely on carbon-based resources daily, an individual may compensate for their greenhouse emissions by purchasing carbon offsets alternative energy credits.   

Fill out the nomination form below or submit the PDF nomination form to by October 23, 2015 to nominate a student, staff member, or faculty member.

Click Here to submit a nomination!


Click Here to view our Past Terra Award Recipients!