We’re proud to announce the call for entries has opened for our second annual Environmental March Madness (#EnviroU) tournament! The tournament is designed to recognize colleges and universities that are making sustainability a priority in the classroom and on campus.
In order to participate, department heads must fill out a survey detailing their school’s environmental and campus-wide programs by January 14, 2013. Our panel of industry experts will then select the “Sustainable 16”.
After being selected for the “Sustainable 16”, students and faculty will submit short video testimonials or other materials highlighting their schools’ on-campus and curriculum environmental achievements. The judges will use this info to narrow the Sustainable 16 down to the “Environmental Eight,” the “Final Four” and eventually “National Champion,” which we will announce on April 8.
The National Champion will receive a $5,000 cash prize, and an all-expenses-paid trip for the department head or another representative to attend our annual User Conference, April 22 to 26, in San Diego. The top two students from schools advancing to the Final Four, with the most compelling supporting materials and tournament participation, will be awarded Google Nexus tablets.
GreenBiz Group and Qualtrics, the survey technology provider, are also sponsoring the tournament this year. A new panel of distinguished judges featuring environmental experts from retail, energy, nonprofits, journalism and academia will join Enviance CEO, Lawrence Goldenhersh, in identifying the school that is working hard to prepare and engage the next generation of environmental and sustainability experts.
For more information on the tournament and how to get involved please click here. You can also download a complete survey by clicking on the “document” link.