The Ultimate Team: Creating the game plan for a big sustainability win
Presented by North Carolina State University
Sports sustainability at NC State has been a compilation of big and small wins through various initiatives over the last decade and a half. Through the continued collaboration of an Athletics Sustainability Team, campus stakeholders see an ideal opportunity to raise the profile of the sustainability work that is underway. From academic research to zero waste initiatives, sustainability-themed athletics events, and the commissioning of energy efficient infrastructure projects, current efforts and impact are far from insignificant. However, the Athletics Sustainability Team is poised to take a comprehensive and proactive approach to sports sustainability with a future oriented focus on innovation and leadership.
The purpose of this presentation is to share the NC State journey to date both from a university-wide and Athletics Sustainability Team perspective. This will include over-viewing the collaborations that underpin the current work on Athletics sustainability and setting out the ambitions for the future. In support of NC State’s soon to be released 5-year Sustainability Strategic Plan for the university, we intend to generate discussion on how Athletics can best contribute to university-wide sustainability goals. Furthermore, we hope to explore the ways in which sports sustainability initiatives are connected to and support the mission and goals of Athletics.