Mason has been selected as a Sustainable 16 school in the 2nd annual Environmental March Madness tournament, which rewards excellence in environmental academics and sustainability. The competition, sponsored by Enviance, in partnership with GreenBiz Group and Qualtrics, will announce 2013’s National Champion on April 8.
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 ranging from internship opportunities, environmental awareness campaigns, clean energy implementations, and a variety of other considerations. The submissions were then evaluated by a panel of distinguished judges to determine the Sustainable 16.
In order to advance to the “Environmental Eight,” “Finest Four” and “National Champion”, Sustainable 16 faculty and students are being asked to support their entries with short essay submissions, social media or video submissions on why their school deserves to win. The submissions will be accepted from today through Friday, March 8, 2013.
Contact Andrew Wingfield, Provost’s Fellow for Sustainability Studies, for submission details.