Big Green Event Awards 2015

At our Big Green Event on November 17, we gave away four awards to some great, green champions on campus.

Artwork showing a heart with a map of Cleveland in it

Peter McCall has been a professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at CWRU since 1974. He is jointly appointed in both Departments of Geology and Biology, and directs the Environmental Studies Program. He holds both a PhD and a Masters of Philosophy from Yale and also graduated from Cleveland-Marshall School of Law with a JD. In his spare time, Peter is passionate about dog rescue!

Kathleen Dowdell has been at CWRU since 1999 and currently serves as the Senior Administrator at the Department of Anthropology. She has been very active and instrumental in the sustainability work at Case Western. Kathie was the originator of the Green Team in the College of Arts and Sciences and served on the Steering Committee for our Climate Action Plan. Kathleen also spearheaded our Garden@Case and the Climate and Work Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Staff Advisory Council. Kathleen will be retiring at the end of Fall Semester 2015 and her absence will certainly be felt! Kathleen was unable to attend the event and so is not pictured.


Matt Patten and Kelly Hacker were SURES research students this past summer. They worked at the University Farm on a project to redesign and construct a wind turbine left by a prior student out of mostly reused items from the farm. Kelly and Matt collaborated with many different staff and faculty members from around CWRU in their project.  Their hope is that the turbine will provide electricity to the mushroom cellar for years to come. Kelly is a 4th year Mechanical Engineering student from Illinois and Matt is also a 4th year Mechanical Engineering student, originally from New Hampshire. You can read more about Kelly & Matt’s adventures on Kelly’s blog from the summer:

Winners of the big Green event awards