College Sports Sustainability Can Save Your Department Some Green!

August 26th, 2013 | by CollegeAD
College Sports Sustainability Can Save Your Department Some Green!

College Sports Sustainability

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has released a new report profiling college sports sustainability efforts at collegiate sports departments.

Over 200 college sports programs across the U.S., including leaders from the Ivy League, the Big Ten, the Pac-12, and the SEC athletics conferences are now prioritizing greener practices such as installing solar panels, promoting energy efficiency and water conservation upgrades, recycling and composting.


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  • 146 collegiate sports departments have invested in more energy-efficient practices.
  • 116 collegiate sports departments have upgraded to water-efficient fixtures.
  • 88 collegiate sports departments have pursued LEED green buildingdesign certifications.
  • 23 collegiate sports departments have installed onsite solar energy production systems.

Colleges are just beginning to tap into the enormous potential to empower their students, benefit their bottom line, and engage their vast communities of sports fans by prioritizing sustainability.

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