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Collegiate athletics environmental sustainability efforts within STARS reporting

  • Texas A&M University (TX)
  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

The purpose of this paper is to examine higher education institutions’ participation in association for the advancement of sustainability in higher education’s (AASHE’s) Green Athletics category in the ...


Restoring College Sports Amid COVID-19: Leveraging Climate Action

  • The Ohio State University (OH)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • University of Miami (FL)
  • Wake Forest University (NC)
  • AASHE (PA)

As college sports programs plan their recovery from Covid-19 impacts, leveraging existing campus assets and fan preferences opens up sports sustainability operations that generate revenues, cost savings, and significant campus ...

  • Posted Aug. 4, 2020
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A Collaborative Approach to Sustainability and Inclusion at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games

  • Playback Sports (WA)
  • Elysium Events LLC

This bright, colorful presentation and discussion will cover the value and importance of a cross-functional team and holistic sustainability strategy for large-scale events. We will share the story of how ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Monetizing Campus Sustainability: Converting Operations Into Assets to Increase Revenues

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette (LA)
  • Learfield IMG College (TX)

During the first couple of decades of growth in campus sustainability, 'green' operations were perceived as causing additional costs with limited direct paybacks. However, as sustainability has grown in college ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Green Sports Alliance Networking Lunch

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

Sustainability professionals that want to expand the impact of their programs into their campus sports programs can benefit from information sharing from established practitioners. Members from collegiate Green Sports Alliance ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Bentley University's LEED Platinum Ice Arena: A Business School's Teaching Tool

  • Bentley University (MA)
  • ARC Resources Ltd (AB)
  • Thornton Tomasetti (ME)

Bentley University's new, state-of-the-art ice arena hosts the university's NCAA Division I hockey team. The Bentley Arena has been dubbed the most sustainable standalone ice arena in the ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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EPA Game Day Challenge

  • Bowdoin College (ME)

Bowdoin's Green Athletics club provided education about waste reduction and composting during Bowdoin's EPA Game Day Challenge event.


Examining environmental fan engagement initiatives through values and norms with intercollegiate sport fans

  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Seattle University (WA)

The United Nations has asserted that sport organizations and/or allied sponsors can influence fans to engage in more sustainable behaviors intentions at sporting events and at home; however, more ...

  • Posted June 13, 2019
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Do, Learn, Do: Expanding Green Roof Infrastructure at Notre Dame

  • University of Notre Dame (IN)

*See this story for more information: https://news.nd.edu/news/largest-roof-greenscape-in-indiana-lives-atop-notre-dames-joyce-center/ *

Athletics are key to campus life at the University of Notre Dame, as are the facilities that make ...


A New Zero Waste Goal for Division 1 Football Games

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

Lauren Lichterman, the Operations and Sustainability Coordinator for Intercollegiate Athletics at The University of Texas at Austin, is not one to stop and rest on her laurels. She used a ...


Does green management matter for donation intentions?: The influence of environmental consciousness and environmental importance

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Purpose – Several factors are known to influence donations to university athletic departments including previous donations and university affiliation. This research aims to build on prior work by examining whether a ...


Formation and Function of a Collegiate Athletics Sustainability Committee

  • Georgia State University (GA)
  • Seattle University (WA)
  • University of Florida (FL)

Institutions of higher learning may be considered dual-identity organizations because of the perceived distinctiveness between universities’ academic and athletic missions. One way in which these barriers can be weakened is ...


Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Zero Waste Program

  • University of Southern California (CA)

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has influenced generations across the world through events such as the Olympics, World Series, and Super Bowls as well as community events like papal and ...

  • Posted March 15, 2019
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Gameday Waste Minimization

  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • University of Rochester (NY)

The University of Arizona will share the success story of their student-run program working to ingrain zero waste practices within athletic events. This workshop will describe the trials and tribulations ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Stadium Clean-up: Invest in & Engage Student Organizations, Promote Sustainability, Reduce Costs

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

The Diddle/Smith Recycling Program engages student organizations to clean the arena/stadium after football and basketball games, as well as other special events. In exchange for cleaning, volunteers receive ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Beyond the Ball: Sustainability Success in Nontraditional Athletics

  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) (IN)
  • The Ohio State University (OH)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette (LA)

By leveraging sports like synchronized swimming (The Ohio State University), diving (IUPUI), or engaging K-12 students through on-campus sports sustainability games (University of Colorado/University of Louisiana), campuses are able ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Teaching Environmental Sustainability Across the Sport Management Curriculum

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

The push to engage in the “green movement” has now shifted from a passing thought to a central focus of higher education. Environmental sustainability has the capacity to be an ...

  • Posted April 17, 2018
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ZW Campus

  • University of Denver (CO)

To be a zero waste campus, the University of Denver is implementing new projects to eliminate historically unsustainable practices. The presentation will highlight some of the projects that will make ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Sustainability in Sports: Paving the Way to Zero Waste

  • University of Denver (CO)

Since 2012, the University of Denver has been creating a space for sustainability in Athletics. The Zero Waste Athletics program began with hockey in 2012, and now currently averages a ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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The Zero Waste Challenge: Utilizing Athletic Events to Pave the Way

  • Eastern Washington University (WA)
  • University of Denver (CO)

Zero Waste is not only an attainable goal but it is also an environmental and social responsibility of institutions of higher education. Utilizing studies in Zero Waste operations from two ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Bridging the Gap: Strategies for Sustainability-Athletics Partnerships

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • Green Sports Alliance (OR)

Expanding sustainability goals and programming to include collegiate athletics provides opportunities for unique engagements across the campus community. Doing so requires building relationships and coordinating cross-pollination between campus sustainability professionals ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Athletics as a Resource for Advancing Campus Sustainability Goals

  • The Ohio State University (OH)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • Green Sports Alliance (OR)

In 2016, with the support of the White House, the Green Sports Alliance announced October 6th as the inaugural Green Sports Day to celebrate the power of sports as an ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Cowbell Cleanup

  • Mississippi State University (MS)

Cowbell Cleanup is an initiative that was started by the Office of Sustainability on Mississippi State University's campus. The University faces a large influx of guests during home football ...


Leveraging college sports to advance campus sustainability, stakeholder engagement, and community inclusion

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Bonneville Environmental Foundation (OR)

By launching from collegiate sports’ high profile platform, sustainability efforts have the reach to more broadly engage stakeholders on and off campus and enhance sustainable behaviors among fans such as ...

  • Posted May 15, 2017
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Is Going Green Worth It? Assessing Fan Engagement and Perceptions of Athletic Department Environmental Efforts

  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Ohio University (OH)
  • Seattle University (WA)

The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which environmentally themed activities within an intercollegiate sport context impact fan engagement. A total of 557 fans responded to ...


Greener Cleaning Playbook: A guide to help sports venue operators develop a greener cleaning program

  • Green Sports Alliance (OR)

This Playbook is designed to help sports facilities reduce the health and environmental threats associated with cleaning sports venues. Beyond protecting health, the cleaning industry uses significant quantities of chemicals ...


TailGator: Game Day Recycling at the University of Florida

  • University of Florida (FL)

For the last ten seasons the TailGator Game Day Recycling Program, the longest running program of the University of Florida's Office of Sustainability, has educated fans on properly sorting ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Advances in Greening College Sports to Leverage Campus Sustainability, and White House Support of Sports and Climate Action

  • Seattle University (WA)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • Green Sports Alliance (OR)

This year, AASHE and the Green Sports Alliance jointly developed a comprehensive Collegiate Athletics Sustainability Survey to shed new light on the state of sustainability in collegiate athletics-and how this ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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The integration of Sustainability Practices in College Athletics

  • University of Florida (FL)

This three-part case study explores large-scale college athletic programs tackling the challenges of becoming zero waste & carbon neutral with a range of internal and campus-wide goals. Focused mainly on ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Tackling the PAC-12: a Zero Waste Challenge

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Here at the University of Arizona, there is a strong fan base towards the athletic events, from our large-scale football games to our famous and impressive basketball games. The amount ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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The Role of Biophilic Design in Supporting the Student Athlete

  • Liberty University (VA)
  • VMDO Architects, PC (VA)

Biophilic design can enhance well-being, support physical performance, and expedite healing. These outcomes are particularly nourishing for student athletes - who experience intensive physical wear and tear as well as emotional ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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The secret life of one 'ice cube' and it's wasteful journey to your cup at the ballgame

  • Eden's Song, LLC (GA)

Environmental efforts permeate every aspect of campus life. So it may surprise some to know that in one crucial area of vigorous waste efforts, a nasty little culprit has just ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Greening the Mullins Center at UMass Amherst

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

UMass Amherst, a three time STARS Gold Rated institution, has made great strides in creating a more sustainable campus. As a prior student, I take pride in this. As a ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Football Fans and Waste: Influencing Behavior

  • University of Missouri (MO)

One of the main factors in waste separation at sporting events is gaining the cooperation of fans to dispose of their waste in the appropriate receptacle (compost, recycling or landfill ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Athletics Department Awareness and Action Regarding the Environment: A Study of NCAA Athletics Department Sustainability Practices

  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Ohio University (OH)

The relationship of sport to sustainability management is relatively unknown. Despite the increasing recognition of the growing role of athletics in regard to environmental sustainability, it remains unclear what role ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2016
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Intercollegiate Sport and the Environment: Examining Fan Engagement Based on Athletics Department Sustainability Efforts

  • Bowling Green State University (OH)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Ohio University (OH)

The purpose of this study was to examine how environmental education efforts at a sporting event related to environmental behavioral intentions, in the context of a promotional green game, based ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2016
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American College of Greece Athletics

  • The American College of Greece (Aghia Paraskevi)

A heated, Olympic size, eight lane swimming pool affords a breathtaking view of the mountain, soccer field, Aghia Paraskevi, and city of Athens. During the winter, the pool is enclosed ...

  • Posted Sept. 15, 2016
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Bowdoin Green Athletics

  • Bowdoin College (ME)

The Bowdoin College sustainability office and Green Athletics student group work closely on the Green Athletics Team Challenge, which encourages sports teams to commit to sustainability goals and compete against ...

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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Sustainability, meet Doug Flutie

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

This post reviews the available research on how campus sustainability impacts student recruitment, including surveys of incoming students by many individual institutions. It makes the case that campus sustainability is ...

  • Posted Aug. 19, 2016
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Zero Waste Game Day at Duke University

  • Duke University (NC)

Leading up to the 2014 Duke Football season, a formal partnership was created between Duke Athletics, Duke Recycling, Duke Stores, and the Duke Sustainability Office in order to successfully achieve ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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Stanford Carbon Offsets to Reduce Emissions (SCORE)

  • Stanford University (CA)

The Stanford Athletic Department boasts 36 varsity sports teams and over 900 student-athletes. These teams travel all over the country to compete at the highest levels of collegiate competition, but ...


Sustainability by Participation

  • Central Connecticut State University (CT)

Central Connecticut State University wss an early signee to the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. CCSU has been working to make the issue more visible to our campus ...


Sport Sustainability Leadership Certificate at Seattle University

  • Seattle University (WA)

The first of its kind in the world, the fully online Certificate in Sport Sustainability Leadership addresses the global concern for increased environmental and ecological sustainability in the sport industry ...

  • Posted April 22, 2016
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Sport Sustainability Leadership Certificate (online)

  • Seattle University (WA)

The first of its kind in the world, the Certificate in Sport Sustainability Leadership addresses the global concern for increased environmental and ecological sustainability in the sport industry. We empower ...

  • Posted April 22, 2016
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NRDC Greening Advisor for Collegiate Sports

  • Natural Resources Defense Council (DC)

Welcome to the NRDC Greening Advisor for Collegiate Sports, a free guide to greening athletics and recreation. Below is some advice for how to navigate this guide and how to ...


Zero Waste Football

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

The first season of zero waste football at CU Boulder.

  • Posted March 11, 2016
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Tailgate Waste Diversion

  • University of Southern California (CA)

USC Sustainability and Facilities Management Services are partnering to reduce the amount of waste sent to the landfill on campus during football tailgates. Student facilitators educate tailgaters on how to ...

  • Posted March 11, 2016
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Time Lapse of Harvard's Largest Solar Project Being Installed at Harvard Athletics

  • Harvard University (MA)

In May 2012 Harvard Athletics completed a six week renewable project as it installed a layer of 2,275 solar panels on the roof of Gordon Track. The 600kW installation ...

  • Posted March 11, 2016
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Collegiate Game Changers: How Campus Sport is Going Green

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Green Sports Alliance (OR)
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (DC)

Collegiate Game Changers documents the substantial greening initiatives taking place throughout North American colleges. The case studies in this report powerfully confirm that collegiate athletics and recreation departments are embracing ...

  • Posted March 11, 2016
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Ohio State University Zero Waste

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

Ohio Stadium is the largest stadium in the country to attempt zero waste; diverting 90 percent of materials from the landfill by recycling and composting. Ohio State is leading the ...

  • Posted March 11, 2016
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