Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.20
Liaison Kimberly Williams
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

George Washington University
IN-16: Green Athletics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.50 Tanya Vogel
Deputy Athletics Director
"---" 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 No
A stadium or arena certified under a green building rating system Yes
A sustainable food and beverage purchasing program that includes athletic event vendors and concessions Yes
A program to minimize the sustainability impacts of turf management (e.g., by installing low input turfgrass or environmentally preferable artificial turf) 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 No
An athletic team certification program No

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

Green Building Certification: Smith Center- LEED Gold (2012)

Sustainable Food and Bev Program: We use all biodegradable plastic/paper products for all BTT tables and Buff & Blue Games, Mens and Womens Training Tables meals and Mens and Womens Pregame meals.
• List of products we use: (all Biodegradable)
• Round Paper Plates & Paper Bowls
• Forks, Knifes & Spoons made from Plant based cornstarch
• Banana Leaf Plates & Bowls
• Cold Cups made 100% renewable resources, Plant-based Plastic
• Hot Cups made 100% renewable resources, Plant-based Plastic

We work with Development Staff to get an updated quantity of food ordered, same with strength and conditioning with the amount of teams signed up.
Left over food that is pickup by GW Athletes and then dropped of to a local shelter.

Composting- We compost at our kitchen facility
Composting at GW (gw student Athletes pick these items up and take them to the local GW Vegetable garden )
Fruit Peel
Used Coffee Grounds

Sustainable Turf: All of our athletic fields are synthetic, so there is no water or chemicals used for maintenance

Sustainable Transportation: Our travel policy recommends use of charter bus for trips over 4.5 hours, decreasing the number of vans needed for longer trips.

Community Engagement: GW has previously hosted "GW Goes Green" games; however, this has not occurred in the past few years.

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

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