Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.55
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date April 5, 2017
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University of Utah
IN-4: Green Athletics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 0.50 Amy Brunvand
Office of 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 No
A sustainable food and beverage purchasing program that includes athletic event vendors and concessions No
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:

Recycle Rice-Eccles (2009 - present)
Recycle Rice-Eccles is a program under the ASUU Sustainability Board. The mission of RRE is to divert recyclable waste from the landfill at the tailgate lot and at the stadium. Volunteers get free admission to the football games, a volunteer ‘green police’ t-shirt, food, and tons of fun!’ In the tailgate lot there are tents, large bins and even volunteers riding University of Utah Recyc-Bikes with bins on the back. The stadium entrance hosts prominent red bins and after the game RRE volunteers sweep the stands to pick up additional recyclable waste. Punches on the Frequent Recyclers Card can earn prizes and a chance to win drawings for more stuff.
URL: http://asuu.utah.edu/recyclericeeccles

University of Utah Game Day Ticket Program (2013- present)
University of Utah and the Utah Transit Authority have partnered to provide public transportation to the U for athletic events. If you have a ticket to cheer on your favorite University of Utah sports team, you can board UTA bus, FrontRunner or TRAX with your game day ticket and ride the system all day. The offer is good for all University of Utah home football games, gymnastic meets, men and women’s basketball games, and soccer and volleyball games, as well as high school football and basketball tournaments held on the University of Utah campus.

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


After the Roar, Recycle: U students take the lead in keeping cleanup green at athletics venues. STephen Speckmen. Continuum: The Magazine of the University of Utah (Summer 2012).
URL: http://continuum.utah.edu/departments/after-the-roar-recycle

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