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UMass Amherst Libraries Announce Winners of Undergraduate Sustainability Award

The UMass Amherst Libraries have announced the winners of the 2023 Undergraduate Sustainability Award.

The Undergraduate Sustainability Award promotes in-depth understanding of sustainability topics, research strategies and the use of library resources, providing participating students with vital skills they will carry into future academic and vocational endeavors.

The competition was open to all currently enrolled UMass Amherst undergraduates. The five winners, chosen for their outstanding research papers, receive $1,000 scholarships courtesy of a generous donor to the UMass Amherst Libraries’ Sustainability Fund.

The winning papers will be uploaded to ScholarWorks, the university’s digital repository.

The winners of the 2023 Undergraduate Sustainability Award are:

  • Max Feldman ’24, “A Carbon Conundrum”
  • Madeline Fabian ’23, “The Oak & the Mailbox”
  • Shivaangi Salhotra ’26, “Trash Talk: Rethinking the Notion of Waste”
  • Nathaniel Wright ’23, “Thermal efficiencies of Green Walls in Building Structures in the Northeast United States”
  • Jo Fuchs ’24 and Hannah Gould ’25, “Community Classroom of Hope”

More information about the Undergraduate Sustainability Award can be found at