UMass Amherst Libraries Announce Winners of Undergraduate Sustainability Award

The UMass Amherst Libraries are pleased to announce 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. Five winners were chosen for their outstanding research papers and received $1000 scholarships, thanks to a generous donor to the award-winning UMass Amherst Libraries’ Sustainability Fund. The winning papers will be uploaded to ScholarWorks, the university’s digital repository.


  • 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”