Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.91
Liaison Elizabeth Swiman
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Florida State University
IN-4: Green Athletics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Jamie Valentine
Partnerships Coordinator
Sustainable Campus
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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 No
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 Yes
A program to support more sustainable transportation options for athletic events Yes
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:

The Mike Long Human Performance Lab and Track Facility is LEED Silver (NC 2.2), completed in 2009.

Green Athletics incorporates many programs and offices across campus. Throughout these diverse programs and offices, FSU athletics is participating in sustainability as supported through the university.

Athletics Grounds minimizes the use of chemical fertilizers and potable water use on athletic fields. Field maintenance is of high importance, thus watering is done at optimal times to minimize harm to grass from sun exposure.

The sustainability page on the FSU Gameday app contains Green Tips for all visitors on campus and students specific to gameday including how to recycle and alternative transportation including: bike, pedi-cab, and bus.

Each football and basketball season, the Garnet & Gold Goes Green recycling program continues to increase recycling efforts in and around the stadium. In the past 12 seasons, G4 has collected over 200 TONS of recyclable material. Every gameday, 30-50 student volunteers collect recycling and talk with tailgaters about the importance of recycling.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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