We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2013 Sustainable Princeton Leadership Awards! And thank you to all who helped us honor these inspiring community leaders at the awards ceremony on January 29, 2014 at the Princeton Public Library.
2013 Sustainable Princeton Award winners:
- Christopher Albrecht, Executive Chef, Terra Momo - for bringing his passion for food and sustainability to everyone around him, in particular students, teachers and parents in Princeton's public schools.
- Bill Cirullo, Principal of Riverside Elementary School (Distinguished Service Award) - for creating and sustaining a school community that is a model for schools across New Jersey through its gardening education program and other sustainable initiatives.
- Lauren Gully, Student, Princeton Theological Seminary - for initiating and coordinating sustainability efforts at Princeton Theological Seminary, and inspiring other individuals and institutions.
- Callie Hancock, Princeton Chapter of The Citizens Climate Lobby - for organizing and inspiring others to take action on climate change in a respectful and inclusive way.
- Sandy Moskovitz, Co-Chair Go Green Committee, Community Park School - for consistently modeling sustainable practices in her own life, and for inspiring students, parents, staff and teachers to do the same in other schools and institutions.
- Mountain Lakes Holding Corporation - for fostering a collaborative and sustainable approach toward stewardship of Princeton's open space and natural resources through its preservation of the Mountain Lakes House.
- Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart - for its conversion to the use of geothermal energy in 100% of its academic spaces and other energy efficient actions, setting an example for its students as well as other schools and institutions.
- Kurt Tazelaar and Sally Curtis, Friends of Herrontown Woods - for their energetic and inspiring work in clearing trails in 2013, making two Princeton nature preserves inviting and accessible to the public.
- Anthony Teng, Student, Princeton High School - for leadership in building compost bins at Princeton schools and homes, in advocating for the municipal compost program, and in being a student ambassador for sustainability.
- Gail Ullman, Princeton Environmental Commission (Distinguished Service Award) - for her long-term and important role as a liaison between the Princeton Environmental Commission and the Planning Board.
The Sustainable Princeton Leadership Awards are sponsored by Sustainable Princeton with support from the Princeton Environmental Commission. Each year a call for nominations is issued to help us identify Princeton’s best, brightest and greenest businesses, residents, teachers, school administrators, government employees, religious leaders and any others that are leading the way toward a sustainable Princeton. A volunteer review team comprised of representatives from each of these areas chooses the finalists.