– The University of Texas at Arlington today announced that it has been
selected as a finalist of the “Sustainable 16,” a group of sixteen colleges and
universities that demonstrate excellence in environmental and sustainability
The Sustainable 16 are (alphabetically):
• Baylor University
• Colby College
• Colorado State University
• Cornell University
• Duke University
• Humboldt State University
• Montana State University
• Ohio State University
• Purdue University
• Rochester Institute of Technology
• Temple University
• University of California, Davis
• University of Florida
• University of Michigan – Dearborn
• UNC Asheville
• University of Texas at Arlington
“As centers of change, innovation and progress,
universities and colleges are well-poised to take the lead on sustainability,”
said Meghna Tare, director of the UT Arlington Office of Sustainability. “By
adopting good environmental practices, not only can campuses reduce their own
environmental impact, but also serve as role models for their larger
first-ever national tournament for environmental and sustainability academic
excellence is sponsored by Enviance Inc., a global provider of environmental
solutions that measure, manage, report and reduce environmental and regulatory
risks, and Environmental Leader, the leading daily trade publication for energy,
environmental and sustainability news.
winning schools were selected by a group of distinguished environmental science
professionals who will determine 2012’s National Environmental Studies Champion
on April 2.
“The University of Texas at Arlington is actively
engaged in greening facility operations, promoting innovative research, supporting
and encouraging student initiatives, implementing environmentally and
sustainability focused curriculum, and sponsoring public service initiatives,”
champion will win $5,000 for that university’s environmental and sustainability department.
Goldenhersh, CEO and president of Enviance said, “The quantity and quality of
schools participating exceeded our expectations, making it a very difficult
decision for the judges in narrowing the field to sixteen finalists. The
Sustainable 16 should be proud of what they have accomplished in building elite
environmental academic programs that are the envy of their peers.”
firstname.lastname@example.org or call Tare at 817-272-0753 to find out how you can
help UT Arlington win the competition.
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for Environmental Studies.
University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive research institution of
nearly 35,000 students in the heart of North Texas. Visit www.uta.edu to learn more.