The University of Vermont Supports Green Initiatives, Develops Sustainability Champions Through 100% Online Certificate Program

TAMPA, Fla., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizations of all types -- from multinational corporations to professional sport associations -- are continuously expressing their commitment towards a sustainable future. April 4-11, 2012, the National Basketball Association, through their partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council, launched their third annual NBA Green Week with the primary goal of raising awareness for the environment and generating funds to protect the planet.

The NBA Green Week is just one example of many sustainability initiatives companies are taking on recently. The movement towards a sustainable future is critical and an increasing number of organizations everywhere understand the necessity to implement sustainable innovation as a core initiative. The University of Vermont Online, a leader in sustainability, is helping organizations of all types train change agents in this in-demand field and transform these professionals into drivers of sustainability. Companies know the importance of their Triple Bottom Line and how becoming environmentally responsible and socially aware will lead to overall increased efficiencies and profit maximization.

Rising to this cultural shift, the University of Vermont has partnered with University Alliance to offer 100% online, instructor-led, video-based e-learning sustainability training to professionals and organizations across all industries. The Advanced Certificate in Sustainable Innovation helps professionals and organizations:

  • Optimize operations efficiencies to decrease waste
  • "Green" the bottom line
  • Save energy lowering overall operational costs
  • Minimize carbon footprint
  • Foster critical stakeholder buy-in
  • Comply with government regulations

Professionals across all industries will gain the skills to implement sustainability business strategies and techniques and to establish themselves as agents of change, driving their organizations towards becoming leaders in a sustainable future.

To find out more about how the University of Vermont's Advanced Certificate in Sustainable Innovation can lead to corporate sustainability, or to enroll today, call 855-300-1467 or visit

About the University of Vermont

Founded in 1791, the University of Vermont combines faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research institution. It is the fifth oldest university in New England (after Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth and Brown). Located in Burlington, Vermont, UVM's setting in a valley on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Adirondack and the Green mountain ranges, inspires visitors and residents alike.

About University Alliance

The University Alliance (UA) facilitates the promotion and online delivery of associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificate programs from the nation's leading traditional universities and institutions. Powered by UA's technology and support services, its university partners have surpassed 450,000 online enrollments -- making UA the largest facilitator of e-learning in the country. University partners include Villanova University, the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, Florida Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, the University of San Francisco, the University of Vermont, The University of Scranton, Jacksonville University, Dominican University, and New England College.

Contact Information:
Sandy Levine, VP of Marketing Services
Bisk Education/University Alliance Online
9417 Princess Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL 33619
813-621-6200, ext. 328

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