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Blair Libby

Blair Libby

ESS senior Blair Libby wins the 2016 Lucky Hinkle Sustainability Award

Blair was recognized for his exemplary leadership and involvement with numerous units and campaigns promoting sustainability on campus.

The faculty of ESS is proud to award this year’s Lucky Hinkle Sustainability Award to Blair Libby. Blair has demonstrated leadership, creativity, and commitment as he has worked on an incredible breadth of issues. Blair has worked both as a Waste Diversion and as a Buildings and Grounds Intern for the Center of Sustainability. He has organized multiple waste characterizations, helped to assess the factors leading to food waste on campus, assessed sustainability of campus operations in achieving goals of climate neutrality, and championed sustainable, drought-resistant landscaping  on campus. In addition, he has worked with BLEGIT, helped establish Fossil Free SCU, particiapated in SLURP, and created 60 seconds less, a campaign for shorter showers on campus. participated in planning and holding a recent conference on campus, called “Our Future on a Shared Planet: Silicon Valley in Conversation with the Environnmental Teachings of Pope Francis. As a Hackworth Environmental Ethics fellow, Blair was part of a student team that created a 10-week seminar course titled “Perspectives on Laudato Si”.

The Lucky Hinkle Sustainability Award was established to honor the memory of Lucky Hinkle, longtime University staff member who worked diligently to promote recycling on campus, this award is given to the graduating senior with a declared major in Environmental Science or Environmental Studies who, in the judgment of the ESS faculty, has made the most significant contribution to promoting a culture of sustainability at Santa Clara University and beyond.

Congratulations, Blair, from the faculty at ESS!