Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.77
Liaison Nathanael Schildbach
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Massachusetts Amherst
IN-4: Green Athletics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Ezra Small
Sustainability Manager
Physical Plant
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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 No
A stadium certified under a green building rating system Yes
A sustainable food and beverage purchasing program that includes athletic event vendors and concessions Yes
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:

stadium certified under a green building rating system: Yes, the Football Performance Center and Skybox at McGuirk Stadium received LEED certification in 2015.

A sustainable food and beverage purchasing program that includes athletic event vendors and concessions: All concession stands at the UMass football games in 2016 used compostable products and student volunteers composted inside the stadium during the games as part of the EPA Gameday Challenge.

A program to support more sustainable transportation options for athletic events: The UMass football team buses out fans from Amherst to Foxboro for the games held at Gillettee stadium.

Community engagement efforts, e.g. to educate students and fans/supporters about the institution’s sustainability initiatives: The EPA Gameday Challenge efforts were advertised during the football games on the jumbo-tron during halftime and Gameday Challenge results were published in the UMass news office website press releases.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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