On March 3rd, the Council for Responsible Sport awarded a Gold level certification to the 2015 ‘Civil War’ NCAA Division I football game played between the University of Oregon and Oregon State University. It is the first college football game in the nation to achieve this level of sustainability certification, and it will pave the way for future sustainability achievements by Pac-12 teams.
The City of Eugene’s Waste Prevention program worked with the University of Oregon to help the event earn 49 of the 52 possible credits for Gold certification. Efforts included organizing a Thanksgiving basket drive to benefit needy families, achieving a high rate of waste diversion at the event, and calculating the carbon footprint of spectator travel to the event.
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