Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.86
Liaison Nadia Harduar
Submission Date June 19, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Ontario Institute of Technology
IN-4: Green Athletics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 0.50 Nadia Harduar
Asset and Sustainability Planner
Office of Campus Infrastructure 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 ---
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 Yes
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 ---

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

The Varsity teams and staff strive to include sustainability in their activities; teams are encouraged to carpool and use a rented bus for games to reduce the amount of single-occupancy vehicles traveling. Sustainability-related announcements are made at a variety of games, some messaging includes reducing waste and single use items by bringing reusable water bottles and using large water coolers, carpooling, recycling, etc.

In 2018, Artificial Infill Turf replaced the grass soccer fields on campus; this eliminated the use of water and chemicals that was used to water and maintain the fields. The Vaso's Fields was the first in Canada to have this new product. Back in 2016, the Campus Tennis Center was converted into a multi-sport turf facility.

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

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