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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.11
Liaison Melissa Tier
Submission Date April 19, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Swarthmore College
IN-4: Green Athletics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 0.50 Aurora Winslade
Director of Sustainability
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 Yes
An athletic team certification program No

A brief description of the institution’s green athletics program, including the specific initiatives selected above:

Swarthmore's Garnet Go Green host Go Green Games at which a composting system is implemented alongside more sustainable concession options. Garnet Go Green members are present at the event to answer questions about sustainability efforts at the game and on campus. Garnet Go Green additionally has helped to green the Athletic's Department end of the year held for approximately 300 guests. At the banquet, compostable dinnerware is used, a bring your own water bottle (BYOWB) campaign is initiated and water bottle refill stations are present to eliminate cans and bottles as much as possible form the event.


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