Champions for Change Awards

A partnership program between the Office of Sustainability and Healthy Gators, the annual Champions for Change Awards recognize individuals and groups in the UF community who have made significant contributions in the areas of sustainability or health & wellness during their time at UF. View recipients from previous years below.

The nomination period for the 2021 Champions for Change Awards is now open! Review the categories and complete a nomination for a fellow Gator through the form below! Self-nominations are also accepted and encouraged! The deadline for nominations has been extended to April 9th at 5pm.

Nomination Categories:

  • Sustainability: Can encompass efforts made in the areas of waste reduction, water/energy conservation, social equity, outreach/engagement, academics, green teams, etc.
  • Health and Well-being: Can include efforts made in the areas of physical, social, spiritual, or emotional well-being.

Nominations are judged based upon the uniqueness of the achievement, the level of effort required, the commitment to sustaining the achievement, and the significance for personal growth or the impact of the achievement on the UF community. To qualify, the group or individual’s achievement must have taken place within the last 2 years at UF and the group or individual cannot have already received a Champions for Change Award within the past 3 years.

Read more about past winners: