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Collegiate Game Changers: How Campus Sport is Going Green


You are about to read the second publication in NRDC’s Game Changer series, which documents never-before-assembled case studies of the North American sports industry’s most successful greening initiatives. NRDC’s first Game Changer report, published in September 2012, documented the professional sports industry’s environmental commitment and accomplishments. That influential report illuminated the substantial environmental enhancements that North America’s professional leagues, teams, and venues have accomplished while collectively saving millions of dollars and bringing important, non-political environmental information to millions of fans. 

Now, NRDC has published Collegiate Game Changers, which documents the substantial greening initiatives taking place throughout North American colleges. The case studies in this report—another first-of-its-kind documentation of sports greening accomplishments assembled by NRDC—powerfully confirm that collegiate athletics and recreation departments are following the lead of the professional sports industry and are embracing environmental stewardship to an unprecedented degree. As you will read in the pages that follow, energy efficiency, renewable energy, recycling, composting, water conservation, safer chemicals, ecologically preferable transportation, and green building practices are all being adopted by collegiate sports departments throughout North America. 

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September 1, 2013
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