Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.33
Liaison Scott Doyle
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Ithaca College
IN-4: Green Athletics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Rebecca Evans
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Energy Management and Sustainability
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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 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.

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