The short-form submission period for the March Madness tourney that will name the top undergraduate program for environmental studies closes in less than 72 hours!
Will a favorite take the crown or will we see a Cinderella run to the title? Will your alma mater prevail or will a hated conference rival cut down the 100-percent recyclable nets? Those are the questions on everyone’s mind as we approach the deadline to submit and be considered for the title of, “Top Undergraduate Environmental Studies Program” in the country.
Over the past two weeks, we’ve received a lot of interest from some of the country’s most prestigious higher-education institutions in participating in the tournament to be named the top undergraduate environmental studies program in the country. The March Madness-style tournament, sponsored by Enviance and Environmental Leader, will culminate in a national champion on April 2. Will your school be overshadowed by a conference rival or take home the crown?
We’ve had interest from more than a dozen of the premier environmental studies programs and will close the contest to new submissions on Wednesday, February 29 at 9:00 p.m. PST. To participate, schools simply need to fill out this short submission form (Deadline closed for 2012). If your school is selected by our panel of industry experts, it will make our “Sustainable 16” list.
After being selected for the “Sustainable 16”, students and faculty will have until March 9, 2012 to submit short video testimonials, and/or a short 300-word essay, explaining why their school’s program deserves to be crowned tops in the nation.
The 2012 National Champion, announced April 2, 2012, will be awarded:
- A $5,000 cash donation to the university’s environmental & sustainability department.
- An all-expense paid trip to San Diego, Calif. for the department chair, where he or she will attend the Enviance User Conference April 16-18, 2012 and participate in a panel titled, “What Tomorrow’s Environmental Leaders Need to Know.”
In addition, the top two students who submitted the most compelling video or essay during the competition will win netbooks. There are also multiple opportunities for schools to be featured in publications throughout the tournament.
Judges for this year’s tournament include Velislava Ivanova , global sustainability director at CH2M HILL, Nick Johnson, managing consultant at Trinity Consultants, Don Cuffel, manager of environmental engineering at Valero/California, and our very own CEO, Larry Goldenhersh.
For more information on the tournament and how to get involved please visit our website.