Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 77.02
Liaison Laura Bain
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

Furman University
IN-16: Green Athletics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 0.50
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution’s green athletics program include the following?:
Yes or No
Zero waste and/or carbon neutral athletic events ---
A stadium or arena certified under a green building rating system ---
A sustainable food and beverage purchasing program that includes athletic event vendors and concessions ---
A program to minimize the sustainability impacts of turf management (e.g., by installing low input turfgrass or environmentally preferable artificial turf) ---
A program to support more sustainable transportation options for athletic events ---
Community engagement efforts, e.g. to educate students and fans/supporters about the institution’s sustainability initiatives Yes
An athletic team certification program Yes

A brief description of the institution’s green athletics program:

Furman's Green Athletics program was started by two Sustainability Science majors and supported by the Athletic Director and staff with the goal of creating sustainable change within the athletics program. Because each team has specific constraints based on the nature of their sport, each team can pursue positive change on an individual level. A representative was chosen for each team and baseline data on sustainable practices was collected for each team through a self-reporting platform. Categories include equipment management, waste management, game day operations, volunteering/service, and team-specific initiatives. A yearly, paid position for a Green Athletics Fellowship through the Shi Institute for Sustainability supports the program and ensures continuity over time. Additionally, teams are now eligible for a new yearly award, the "Sustainability in Athletics" award.

Website URL where information about the green athletics program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

A green athletics program website has not been created yet.

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