DePauw News: Sophomore Receives 2010 EcoDaredevil Award
Posted on Oct 11th, 2010
October 11, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — DePauw University sophomore Tyler Hess is one of three individuals announced today as recipients of 2010 EcoDaredevil Awards. The honor is presented by Ocean Revolution, an organization founded by marine biologist and conservationist Wallace J. Nichols, a 1989 DePauw graduate.
The group calls Hess "a leader in the efforts to bring sustainability to his university. This includes a successful ban on the sale of plastic bottled water on campus, one of
the first to do so in the nation. Tyler points out that his efforts have grown beyond the university, 'A few people have contacted me to say that their families have banned bottled water after hearing about this.' Not everyone agrees with his efforts, but Tyler is an EcoDaredevil who holds his ground and as he's a sophomore, there's plenty of time for more progress on campus and beyond."