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 UAlbany.

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 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.   

The nomination form is open for this spring! Think about nominating a student, staff member, or faculty member today! If you have any issues please contact [email protected]

Click Here to submit a nomination!


Click Here to view our Past Terra Award Recipients!