Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.78
Liaison Jessica Bowen
Submission Date March 4, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Aquinas College
IN-4: Green Athletics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 0.50 Jessica Eimer Bowen
Director of Sustainability
Center for Sustainability
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Does the institution’s green athletics program include the following?:
Yes or No
Zero waste and/or carbon neutral athletic events Yes
A stadium certified under a green building rating system Yes
A sustainable food and beverage purchasing program that includes athletic event vendors and concessions No
A program to minimize the use of potable water and chemicals in turf maintenance and groundskeeping No
A program to support more sustainable transportation options for athletic events No
Community engagement efforts, e.g. to educate students and fans/supporters about the institution’s sustainability initiatives Yes
An athletic team certification program No

A brief description of the institution’s green athletics program, including the specific initiatives selected above:

Zero waste stations are available at all athletic events. Select events also have a green team of volunteers present to assist in the sorting of waste. Our 2 athletic facilities (Alksnis Athletics & Recreation Building and Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center) are Silver LEED Certified and LEED Certified, respectively. The announcers have talking points to include re. the college's sustainability commitments and how fans can contribute to the cause.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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