Student Recognized for Sustainability Leadership

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s very own Erica Davis was awarded the Student Sustainability Leadership Award by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) at their national conference this year on October 9, 2016, in Baltimore, MD. The award honors students from higher education who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in promoting sustainability on campus. Erica was recognized for her work in getting Smokey’s Pantry off of the ground – the first food pantry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The pantry is a collaboration between student government (namely the Environment & Sustainability Committee), the Tyson House, Office of Student Life, and the Office of Sustainability, and works to provide groceries and hygiene products to students, faculty, and staff here at UT Knoxville. For more information, you can find them at their website or on Facebook.

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