Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.14
Liaison Michael Lizotte
Submission Date April 9, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of North Carolina, Charlotte
IN-16: Green Athletics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.50 Michael Lizotte
University Sustainability Officer
Facilities Planning
"---" 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 Yes
A stadium or arena 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 sustainability impacts of turf management (e.g., by installing low input turfgrass or environmentally preferable artificial turf) 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 No
An athletic team certification program No

A brief description of the institution’s green athletics program:
The football stadium was declared a zero waste facility by the Student Government Association before construction. Facilities Management, Athletics, and Chartwells coordinate to optimize waste diversion to recycling or composting. A 70% diversion rate was achieved for the 2022 football season. The Judy W. Rose Football Center earned a LEED Certified rating for New Construction. Individuals who purchase tickets for football games are informed of the light rail options with two stations convenient to Richardson Stadium. The campus bus transit routes and schedules are modified on football game days to provide shuttle services from campus entry points. UNC Charlotte is a member of the Green Sports Alliance.

Website URL where information about the green athletics program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
https://sustainability.charlotte.edu/about-us/memberships; https://sustainability.charlotte.edu/sites/sustainability.charlotte.edu/files/media/Certified%20Green%20Buildings%20at%20UNC%20Charlotte%20Jun2022.pdf; https://sustainability.charlotte.edu/operations/recycling;

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