Emma Heins was voted by the Committee on the Campus Environment as the September Sustainability Champion. This monthly award recognizes a UT facility, staff or student who exemplifies what it means to “Make Orange Green”.
Emma is a junior majoring in Environmental Studies, with a minor in Public Health. As the Director of the SGA Environment and Sustainability committee, she helped write the bill banning plastic straws and styrofoam from campus. This bill was recently passed at the first senate session, which meets bi-weekly.
“Emma is getting her B.S. in Geology & Environmental Studies. She was selected by our [Geography] Department to be an undergrad TA teaching a lab in Geol 103 (Environmental Geology) – we only pick one per semester. She is very active in SGA E&S. She also worked for TN Clean Water Network summer of 2017 and Catawba Riverkeepers in summer 2018. (Nominee submittal).