|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||March 2, 2018|
Washington University in St. Louis
IN-4: Green Athletics
|0.00 / 0.50||
Office of Sustainability
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||Yes|
|A program to support more sustainable transportation options for athletic events||No|
|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, including the specific initiatives selected above:
The same guidelines used for landscaping to minimize potable water use is implemented for turf maintenance to the degree which still allows for quality playing fields.
Bottled water is not sold at games or in vending machines, per the university policy.
The Athletics and Recreation Department has convened a Green Team charged with evaluating current sustainability practices and recommending strategies for increased sustainability.
In 2017, the new Student Recreation building (which is adjoined to the Athletics Center and Stadium) is LEED Platinum certified.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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