|Submission Date||Nov. 25, 2019|
IN-4: Green Athletics
|0.50 / 0.50||
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Energy Management and Sustainability
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||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:
- Zero waste: Eco Reps are employees of the Office of Energy Management & Sustainability. One of their job duties is to staff zero-waste football games, educating fans how to properly sort their waste into landfill, recycling, and compost. During this time, students also educate fans about the Eco Reps program and the College's sustainability practices and initiatives.
- Stadium: Ithaca College's Athletics & Events Center is certified LEED Gold. More information on the A&E Center is available here https://www.ithaca.edu/ic-news/releases/green-turns-to-gold-for-ithaca-college-athletics--events-center-36665/
- Transportation: When possible, the College provides large buses to transport students to and from away-games, particularly the annual Cortaca Jug. When it is not feasible to provide transportation, the College encourages students and other fans to utilize Finger Lakes Rideshare, a local rideshare coalition, to carpool to off-campus events.
- Community engagement: As previously stated, Eco Reps are responsible for sustainability outreach at all home football games. Part of that responsibility is educating fans and answering questions about other Eco Rep duties and the initiatives within the Office of Energy Management & Sustainability.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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