In partnership with the America East Conference's Sustainability Network, Casella is pleased to introduce the Green Sports Playbook, highlighting best practices and strategies to make sports complexes, games, and events even greener. The playbook is designed to encourage universities to integrate more sustainable practices into athletic programs through creative ideas, solutions, and resources to meet their own unique set of challenges and circumstances.
“America East universities are leaders in campus sustainability initiatives, from efforts to cut carbon emissions to diverting disposed waste to higher and better use,” shared Executive Director of the America East Academic Consortium Marsha Florio. “We believe our athletes should have clean outdoor spaces to practice, train, and compete. Sustainability is a key part of our commitment for the future.”
America East Conference schools include the University of Albany, Binghamton University, Bryant University, University of Maine, University of Maryland Baltimore County, UMass Lowell, University of New Hampshire University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and University of Vermont.
Collegiate athletic programs are making great strides to reduce negative environmental impact from large sporting events to make game days greener by:
- Utilizing alternative fuel and EV fleet
- Investing in infrastructure and educational resources to reduce waste
- Optimizing process flow and associated traffic
- Identifying greener ways to produce athletic apparel
- Showcasing better recycling habits for fans
To learn more about our collaborative efforts for a more sustainable future, download the Green Sports Playbook.