While the Ohio State men’s basketball team was competing in the NCAA Tournament, other members of the university community were working toward a different championship title.
OSU was crowned the winner of the second annual Environmental March Madness Tournament early Tuesday, defeating other schools in the “Sustainable 16” after filing out initial surveys.
The tournament pitted universities against one another based on each college’s environmental curriculum and sustainability efforts and was organized by Enviance, an environmental software company.
As the 2013 national champion, OSU will be awarded a $5,000 grant for its Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) program. Its director will also get an all-expense paid trip to San Diego to attend the 2013 Enviance User Conference and be a part of a discussion panel in April.
EEDS is a joint major/partnership between 'my' department (Agricultural, Environment and Development Economics) and our School of Environment and Natural Resources with other partners around campus like the Business School. Visit eeds.osu.edu for more information.