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Awards / Honors

CSU makes it to Environmental Eight in national academic competition

March 29, 2012

CSU has made it to the "Environmental Eight" in an inaugural March Madness Tournament for Environmental Studies.

One of 'Environmental Eight'

Enviance Inc., an environmental data management company, and Environmental Leader, an energy and environment trade publication, on Monday named CSU one of the “Environmental Eight” after CSU made the “Sustainable 16” earlier in the month.

CSU is the only Colorado university listed. Other universities listed include Baylor, Cornell, Duke, Ohio State, Purdue, the University of California-Davis, the University of Florida and UNC-Asheville.

Can advance to the 'Final Four'

Universities that made the “Environmental Eight” can advance to the “Final Four” and beyond. Faculty and students from those schools are being asked to support their entries with short essays, social media or video submissions on why they should be named National Champion.

The environmental and sustainability department of one National Champion will receive $5,000 to 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 16-20.

The winner will lead a panel at the conference titled, “What Tomorrow's Environmental Leaders Need to Know.”

Recognizing universities for sustainability, academics

The first-ever March Madness Tournament for Environmental Studies was created in a format similar to the NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament to recognize universities for their sustainability and academic efforts, according to the Enviance news release. Enviance is a leading provider of Environmental ERP software, with more than 17,000 users in 49 countries.

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