Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.33
Liaison Kristin Larson
Submission Date July 31, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

San Diego State University
IN-4: Green Athletics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 0.50 Michael Rumfola
AASHE STARS student intern
Office of Energy and Sustainability
"---" 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 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 No

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

Although SDSU's athletic teams has green efforts, there is an absence of a formal program.

Associated Students' Viejas Arena has recently been awarded United States' Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (EB:O+M) Gold.

All food vendors at Viejas Arena during athletic events are Green Restaurant Association (GRA) certified.

Many on-campus athletic fields are on artificial turf and use a resource management system, CalSense, for water conservation.

San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) occasionally provides free active/public transportation rides to football events to the San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU) stadium in the fall semester and has media advertising it.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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