Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.51
Liaison Sarah Mittlefehldt
Submission Date March 2, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Northern Michigan University
IN-4: Green Athletics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 0.50 Sarah Mittlefehldt
Co-Chair, Sustainability Advisory Council
Earth, Environmental & Geographical Sciences
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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 ---
A sustainable food and beverage purchasing program that includes athletic event vendors and concessions ---
A program to minimize the use of potable water and chemicals in turf maintenance and groundskeeping ---
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 ---
An athletic team certification program ---

A brief description of the institution’s green athletics program, including the specific initiatives selected above:

The competition was on and off the court this year at the NMU vs. MTU men and women's basketball games on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. At these rivalry home games NMU hosted the first Zero Waste Challenge.

All game attendees visited the zero waste stations to sort their trash items into trash, compost or recycling. In partnership with Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority, everything collected that is possible will be composted and/or recycled therefore diverting as many materials as possible from the landfill. By hosting this event, the NMU Sustainability Advisory Council desires to encourage the NMU campus and local community to create less waste and a positive impact for the future. The Sustainability Advisory Council's long-term goal is to create a lasting impact on the university where sustainability becomes a part of our campus culture and identity.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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