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Sustainable Sun Devils: ASU employees awarded for clean air efforts


November 03, 2011

Six Arizona State University employees received top awards Oct. 26 at the 24th Annual Clean Air Campaign Awards for their dedication to clean air and environmentally friendly transportation. Phoenix transit provider Valley Metro recognized the ASU employees along with eight other individuals and 16 valley organizations.

While the university continuously makes steps to be a part of the sustainable solution, these individuals were identified for their personal initiative to improve Valley air quality.

“We are thrilled that our ASU winners have been recognized for their efforts and their individual contributions to air quality and sustainability,” said Juliet Nelson, commuter options program manager at ASU’s Parking and Transit Services. “We submitted over 38 nominations to recognize individuals, departments and ASU as a whole for the corporate sustainability category. We are proud that ASU had a number of winners, finalists, and nominees and that we are a leader in clean air efforts.”

Cindi Farmer, an art director and multi-media lead for the university’s Provost Communication Group, was awarded for being an outstanding transit user.

Mike Dugan, a shop superintendent, and Rose Barton, a paint shop supervisor, both received an award for their carpooling efforts.

Jody Rockmaker, the assistant director and associate professor in the School of Music, was awarded for his dedication as a cyclist

• The multi-modal commuter award went to Rajni Nair, a professor of child development within the School of Letters and Sciences.

While each candidate was either self-nominated or nominated by a peer, ASU’s Parking and Transit Services Commuter Options department drafted award submissions for each nominee.