Howard University, which started their own green teaching program in the fall 2010 semester, co-presented at Educause, and is one of three D.C. area universities to start programs based on the AU Green Teaching Program in the 2010-11 academic year.
Most Innovative Green Teacher of the Year Awards
During Earth Week every April, the Green Teacher of the Year Award is given to a faculty member who was certified during the year, and who in some way went beyond the regular certification requirements in innovative ways.
2012-2013: Kiho Kim
2011-12: Alex Hodges
The 2012 Award was given to Professor Alex Hodges of the University Library and the School of Education, Teaching, & Health, because in addition to receiving a top score on the Green Teaching Certification survey, he demonstrates a strong commitment not only to making his own classes more sustainable, but to encouraging his teacher candidate students to model green teaching initiatives in their future classrooms.
CTRL congratulates Professor Victoria Kiechel on winning the 2009-2010 Most Innovative Green Teacher of the Year award. Kiechel was chosen for the award because she takes a conventional course topic, "sustainable building" and presents it using green principles, while finding a practical application for that knowledge. During the course, her students actually test their green building knowledge by collecting information about buildings on campus.