Herman Miller Asks College Students, ‘What Makes Your Campus Green?’

February 10, 2012

Third Annual Student Video Contest Researches Sustainability Efforts of Higher Education

Herman Miller, Inc. is launching its third annual video contest for full-time students attending two or four-year U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities. Students have the opportunity to get creative when responding to a single question posed by the company, “What Makes Your Campus Green?”

 A green campus could include specific programs and initiatives in which students are involved, or it could have a structure that encourages and simplifies individual efforts to be more sustainable; anything that demonstrates how their campus is looking out for the Earth.

 “Most campuses are involved in efforts to increase their sustainability,” said Jeff Vredevoogd, Director of Herman Miller Education. “We frequently have conversations with leadership on campuses about this topic, and now we want to hear from students. This is a chance for students to have fun, be creative, and celebrate their school’s achievements in sustainability.”

 Contest entries are due before 5 pm EST on April 6, 2012. Representatives from the company will select three finalists whose submissions best represent creativity, originality, and appropriateness to the theme. A public vote will decide the final ranking for the top three submissions. The first place winner will be awarded $2500 cash, second place $1500, and third place $1000.

To view the contest rules and guidelines, please visit: hermanmiller.com/studentvideocontest

About Herman Miller, Inc.
Herman Miller works for a better world around you—with inventive designs, technologies and related services that improve the human experience wherever people work, heal, learn, and live. Its curiosity, ingenuity, and design excellence create award-winning products and services, resulting in more than $1.6 billion in revenue in fiscal 2011. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also established Herman Miller as a recognized global company. In 2011, Herman Miller again received the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s top rating in its annual Corporate Equality Index and was also cited by FORTUNE as the "Most Admired” company in the contract furniture industry. Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.