UE Awarded Top GreenOVATION Honors for Third Consecutive Year
Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
For the third year in a row, the University of Evansville has received an Excellence Award, the top honor in the local GreenOVATION Awards for beautiful and sustainable businesses.
Sponsored by Keep Evansville Beautiful and the Evansville Business Journal, the awards recognize area companies and organizations for their achievements in beautification and conservation. To apply, organizations completed a survey about their attributes and practices. Based on their scores, they were placed in one of three categories: Excellence Award, Merit Award, and Endeavor Award.
At today’s GreenOVATION Awards luncheon at Casino Aztar, Cheryl Martin, editor of the Evansville Business Journal, praised Excellence Award recipients for their “progressive and assertive leadership in beautification and conservation.”
The University earned points for assets such as an extensive recycling program, two LEED-certified buildings (the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building and the Ridgway University Center), and an attractively landscaped campus. UE was also the only winner that has received a LEED certification.