Collegiate Game Changers: How Campus Sport is Going Green

College sports are the public face of our nation’s most important centers of learning, and as part of the growing sports greening movement, collegiate sports departments across the United States are making a powerfully visible commitment to greener practices. In doing so, they’re engaging millions of students and other college sports fans in protecting the planet. Fans now compost and recycle on game day, ride their bikes to the stadium, and root for their favorite teams under solar-powered stadium lights, all the while helping save universities hundreds of thousands of dollars in overhead costs. More to the point, as teams and venues promote a public commitment to ecological stewardship, environmentalism becomes a mainstream issue—one that resonates with loyal college sports fans across the country, who make up the largest and most diverse audience in all of sports.