David R. Keller Prize
for Innovation in Sustainability
The Center for the Study of Ethics and the Office of New Urban Mechanics invites applications
for its inaugural David R. Keller Prize for Innovation in Sustainability. The prize
is an effort to recognize and support communities and social entrepreneurs working
to advance sustainable practices in connection with our natural environment. The prize
is awarded each year for exemplary innovation that improves the prospect of sustainable
It is widely accepted that our current relationship with the natural environment is
unsustainable. Genuine and lasting sustainability will require dramatic breakthroughs
in technology, public policy, research, business models, and human understanding.
For this reason, the Keller Prize awards and recognizes innovation that supports the
advancement of stable and productive environmental practices.
Who is eligible?
Government entities, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit organizations that operate
as social enterprises are eligible to apply. Special consideration will be given to
projects and programs that directly affect ecosystems and locales within the State
$5,000 will be awarded to assist in activities related to the product or project.
Applications will be reviewed by a committee of UVU faculty, staff, students, and
community members with a demonstrated commitment to innovation and sustainability.
Winning applications will be announced at the annual David R. Keller Environmental
Ethics Symposium on March 18, 2015.
Deadline & Submission Information
The deadline for applications is March 15, 2015. Please send a complete application
form to Susanna Garcia in the Center for the Study of Ethics at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to download the application form.