Nova Tebbe has been honored as the recipient of the 2021 Patrick Remington Distinguished Paper Award for her capstone project, “Policy Roadmap to 100% Renewable Energy for Wisconsin.”
She was nominated by Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH who writes:
“Nova far exceeded expectations and her capstone work has been applied in real-time to the national and international public health crisis of climate change. She did an exceptional job conducting and writing up her analyses, as well as presenting her work to both of us. She created a policy roadmap outlining policy avenues for Wisconsin to become reliant on 100 percent renewable energy with an environmental justice and health focus by reviewing previous and current state-level energy policies and examining key policy levers.”
This year, Nova’s commitment and capabilities also reached the international arena as well. In collaboration with the Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA) and the World Health Organization, Nova led a team to draft climate change mitigation policies in advance of the United Nations 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) on climate change taking place this November in Glasgow, United Kingdom.
In response to receiving the award, Ms. Tebbe shared, "I appreciate the constant support I received throughout my two years in the MPH Program. The MPH program prepared immensely for this project and subsequent projects related to climate change and health. A huge thank you to the whole MPH program!"