Caught Green Handed: First Winner

Alison Lagowski.

Photo credit: Alison Lagowski

Published July 8, 2020

The first winner of the Caught Green Handed initiative has been announced: Alison Lagowski, Assistant to the Chair, Department of Geology.

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“Alison's commitment to reducing waste involves getting dirty, taking extra time out of her busy schedule, and doing tasks that are nearly always thankless. ”
Elizabeth Thomas, Assistant Professor
Department of Geology

Alison Lagowski was nominated by Elizabeth Thomas, Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, for her excellent example of going green.

Here's what Elizabeth had to say: "Alison is incredibly busy helping to run our department. Despite being busy, she takes the time to reduce waste generated by departmental activities. She collects and recycles all soft plastic wrapping/bags (and she even taught me that we can do so at our local grocery store!). She brings reusable cups and silverware to our faculty retreats and washes them herself afterward. I often see her sorting trash by hand after departmental functions, making sure that recyclables are routed correctly. Alison's commitment to reducing waste involves getting dirty, taking extra time out of her busy schedule, and doing tasks that are nearly always thankless. She is highly deserving of a "Caught Green-Handed" recognition! Thanks Alison!"

Alison Lagowski going green.