Alejandra Marquez Wins 2022 AASHE Sustainability Award for Campus Sustainability

December 22, 2022

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) recently announced the 12 winners for the 2022 AASHE Sustainability Awards. The awards provide global recognition to the individuals and organizations leading the higher education sustainability movement. 

For undergraduate research into campus sustainability, Alejandra Marquez was awarded for her honors thesis, “Information Disclosure and Climate-Friendly Consumption: Assessing the Impact of Carbon Labeling at a University Dining Hall,” investigating the impact of implementing a traffic-light-colored carbon label in one of UC Berkeley’s dining halls. Her work showed that servings of red labeled (i.e., high emission) dishes decreased by 33% compared during the experiment, leading to an overall 13% reduction in average emissions per serving.

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