CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Enviance, Inc., in partnership with GreenBiz Group and Qualtrics, would like to congratulate those schools that made it to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen this week. While University of Florida, Michigan State University and Ohio State University compete for college basketball’s biggest prize, they are also competing for a “National Championship” title in the Second Annual Environmental March Madness tournament (#EnviroU).
The following three Sweet Sixteen schools were also recently recognized as part of Enviance’s “Sustainable 16”:
- University of Florida Gators
- Michigan State Spartans
- Ohio State Buckeyes
“The NCAA tournament is great for the excitement it generates around basketball, but also as a reminder of the important task these schools are performing in preparing the vast majority of their students, including NCAA athletes, for the world beyond school and national-level collegiate sports competition,” said Lawrence Goldenhersh, CEO and president of Enviance, and an Environmental March Madness tournament judge. “The Environmental March Madness tournament gives colleges and universities across the country an opportunity to prove that they are unparalleled at preparing students to live environmentally sustainable lives and, if they so choose, to make a profession out of coaching others on how to do the same. We salute all of the schools that have made it to the round of 16 in the Environmental March Madness tournament, including those that also have recently enjoyed success on the hardwood.”
The Environmental March Madness tournament was conceived to reward schools on their environmental merit, regardless of size or NCAA-standing, as is evidenced by 2012’s “National Champion,” Colby College. This year’s “Sustainable 16” schools have been recognized by the tournament judges for excellence in environmental academics and strength of on-campus sustainability practices. The schools that will advance to the next round of the tournament, the “Environmental Eight,” are set to be announced on Thursday, March 28.
For more information on the Environmental March Madness tournament, please email Enviance@schwartzmsl.com, or visit http://www.enviance.com/march-madness. You can also receive real-time updates on Twitter by following @enviance and #EnviroU.
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.