|By Business Wire
|February 11, 2013 08:04 AM EST
Inc., in partnership with GreenBiz
Group and Qualtrics,
today announced the “Sustainable 16,” a collection of 16 colleges and
universities that have demonstrated excellence in environmental
academics and sustainability practices. The 16 schools are now in
contention to be named “National Champion” in the Second
Annual Environmental March Madness (#EnviroU) tournament.
The “Sustainable 16” are (alphabetically):
Arizona State University
Colorado State University
George Mason University
Michigan State University
Montana State University
Ohio State University
Rochester Institute of Technology
University of California Santa Barbara
University of Florida
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
University of the Pacific
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin-Madison
“The judges chose the top 'Sustainable 16' schools from a competitive
group of institutions, which all demonstrated commitment to the
environment through both their environmental degree programs and
on-campus initiatives,” said Lawrence Goldenhersh, CEO and president of
Enviance, and a tournament judge. “All of the participating schools are
grooming future environmental leaders who will oversee the environmental
compliance, sustainability and corporate social responsibility programs
of tomorrow for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and other
organizations. We've already been very impressed with the level of
enthusiasm from all those that submitted in the first round and are
excited to see what the 'Sustainable 16' submit for further evaluation
to determine the ‘National Champion.’”
The Environmental March Madness Tournament was designed to evaluate
colleges and universities on environmental degree programs and
curriculum, environmental opportunities for students, and campus
sustainability efforts. Each participating school completed a survey
covering factors including internship opportunities, environmental
awareness campaigns, clean energy implementations, and a variety of
Each submission was then evaluated by our panel of distinguished judges.
The combined recommendations of those judges then determined the
Judges for this year’s tournament are:
Jonathan Camuzeaux, research analyst, Office of Economic
Policy and Analysis, Environmental
Rich Dailey, senior director, Environmental Health & Safety,
Lara Ettenson, director of California Energy Efficiency
Resources Defense Council
Larry Goldenhersh, CEO, Enviance
Tom Vander Ark, education expert, author and executive
director, Getting Smart
Amy Westervelt, contributor, Forbes
Blair Wimbush, vice president, real estate and corporate
sustainability officer, Norfolk
For “Sustainable 16” schools to move on to the “Environmental Eight,”
“Finest Four,” and to the “National Champion” title, Enviance is
encouraging faculty and students to support their entries with short
essays, social media or video submissions on why they should be named
“National Champion.” The submissions will be accepted from today through
Monday, March 8, 2013. The “Environmental Eight” will be announced on
Monday, March 22.
tournament will award $5,000 to the environmental and sustainability
department of the “National Champion,” and send the department chair or
member of the faculty on an all-expenses-paid trip to San Diego to
attend the Enviance
User Conference, April 22-26, 2013. While there, the winner will
lead a panel on educating future environmental professionals.
Furthermore, two students with the most compelling supporting materials
and tournament participation will be awarded Google Nexus tablets. Any
participating student from the “Finest Four” is eligible for this prize.
For more information on the Environmental March Madness Tournament,
please email [email protected],
or visit http://www.enviance.com/march-madness.
You can also receive real-time updates on Twitter by following @enviance
Enviance is the leading provider of Environmental ERP software, with
more than 17,000 users in 49 countries. Our comprehensive solutions have
been developed, tested and proven by serving the world’s leading
corporations and government organizations for over a decade. As the
world business community faces increasing sustainability challenges,
Enviance Environmental ERP solutions enable organizations to measure,
manage, report environmental performance and compliance needs. The
Enviance system leverages cloud computing technology to deliver its
Environmental ERP platform online in real-time—anytime, anywhere and
enterprise-wide. Founded in 1999, privately held Enviance is based in
Carlsbad, California. For additional information, visit http://www.enviance.com.
About GreenBiz Group
GreenBiz Group defines and accelerates the business of sustainability.
GreenBiz Group is an integrated media company focused on supporting
professionals who view sustainable practices as a core part of their
businesses. GreenBiz is focused on telling the stories, providing the
insights and advancing the sustainability profession through GreenBiz.com,
GreenBiz Events, GreenBiz Intelligence, and GreenBiz Connects. For
additional information, visit www.greenbiz.com.
Qualtrics is a worldwide leader in enterprise data collection and
analysis with a survey-based platform that is easy enough for an intern,
but sophisticated enough for a Ph.D. Global organizations use Qualtrics
software to make better decisions based on strategic research
intelligence. Qualtrics has more than 4,600 clients worldwide, including
half of the Fortune 100, more than 1,300 colleges and universities, and
95 of the top 100 business schools. For a free trial account, visit Qualtrics.com.
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