UE Earns Top GreenOvation Honors


UELogoFor the fourth consecutive year, the University of Evansville has received top honors 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.

UE was one of three local businesses or organizations to win a First Place Excellence Award, along with Bassemier’s Fireplace, Patio & Spas and Berry Plastics. Four organizations won Second Place Merit Awards, and four others received Third Place Endeavor Awards. Awards were presented at Keep Evansville Beautiful’s annual awards luncheon today at Tropicana Evansville.

The University earned points for assets such as an extensive recycling program, three LEED-certified buildings (the Schroeder School of Business Building, Ridgway University Center, and Fifth Third Bank Basketball Practice Facility), and an attractively landscaped and well-maintained campus.