Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.01
Liaison Andrew Predmore
Submission Date March 2, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Indiana University Bloomington
IN-4: Green Athletics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 0.50 Caryn Hojnicki
Sustainability Coordinator
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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:

The mission of Greening Cream and Crimson is to improve the sustainable systems within the Athletic Department that are already in place, and create a long-term strategic sustainability plan that emphasizes our vision of being the Greenest Athletics Department within the Big Ten.

Indiana University Athletics has a long-standing tradition of commitment to the state of Indiana, the community of Bloomington and our loyal students, staff, and faculty. Greening Cream and Crimson helps promote a strong connection between the IU Office of Sustainability and the Athletics Department, to ensure that everyone is working toward the same goals throughout the University. Since the implementation of the Greening Cream and Crimson program, many sustainability initiatives have been successfully applied within the Indiana University Athletics Department.

During the 2016-2017 season we will be continuing a composting program in partnership with JB Salvage & Green Earth Recycling & Compost. There will be Zero Waste Stations throughout the concourse in Memorial Stadium with Zero Waste Educators there to assist fans in disposing of their waste properly! Remember GREEN=Recycle, Yellow=Compost and Red=Landfill. The food waste & compostable materials will be picked up and taken to be composted. We are also beginning to collect food waste/compostables in Hoosier Village and tailgate tent areas just outside the stadium.

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