Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.18
Liaison Phil Valko
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Washington University in St. Louis
IN-4: Green Athletics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 0.50 Cassandra Hage
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
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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 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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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