Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.11
Liaison Sarah Williams
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2020

STARS v2.2

Whitman College
IN-16: Green Athletics

Status Score Responsible Party
n/a 0.00 / Elissa Brown
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability, Physical Plant Services


Institution has an active green athletics program through which it engages the community around issues of sustainability. The program includes at least three of the following:

  • Zero waste and/or carbon neutral athletic events

  • A stadium or arena 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 sustainability impacts of turf management, e.g., by installing low input turfgrass or environmentally preferable artificial turf (e.g., 100 percent recyclable or Cradle to Cradle certified)

  • A program to support more sustainable transportation options for athletic events

  • Community engagement efforts, e.g., to educate students and fans/supporters about the institution’s sustainability initiatives

  • An athletic team certification program (i.e., an internal program to formally recognize sports teams that integrate sustainability into their culture and practices)



This credit is optional and may be earned by any institution.


An institution earns 0.5 bonus points when it meets six of the criteria listed. Partial points are available. An institution that meets at least three of the criteria earns 0.25 points.


Report on current programs at the time of submission.

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