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SUSTAINABILITY

UVM Club Sports is committed to sustainability.  In our quest to be sustainable we are committed to Social, Environmental, and Economic Sustainability.  In planning for the future we have created a sustainability blueprint in accordance with NIRSAs Sustainable Communities Guidelines.

Check out our Sustainability Master Plan.

Below you will see our two main environmental initiatives, Recycled and Apparel and our Carbon Off-Set Initiative.

Environmental Sustainability

RECYCLED APPAREL

While sporting goods and uniforms have some limitations, the Club Sports Council last year voted to move to the purchase of sustainable apparel (t-shirts and hoodies). In doing so, Club Sports are committed to purhcasing items that are preferable made from recycled material and made in the USA. Here are a list of vendors who provide such options: VENDORS . If you would like to be added to our list just contact us.

CARBON OFF-SETTING INITIATIVE

UVM Club Sports, due its location, must travel significantly to participate in the numerous leagues and national competitions we pride ourselves on taking part in. However, significant travel contributes to a great amount of Carbon emissions and harm to the environment. As an institution that prides itself on being 'green', the Club Sports Council has made it one of their top priorities to become carbon neutral.  Funds are raised for our initiative through our Club Sports Cup events.


Watch the video for more details about our project



UVM Club Sports is proud to announce it has accomplished its goal of being Carbon Nuetral for three straight years. Partnering with Native Energy we have invested primarily in the Green Dream Farm Methane Reduction Project

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STATISTICS
  • Club Sports Travel over 200,000 miles a year
  • Transportation includes Busses, Airplanes, 12-passenger Vans, and smaller personal vehicles
  • The total mileage and methods of transportation amount to 140 Tonnes of CO2 Emissions
ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY

Club Sports desires to keep our costs down and make our organizations as financially accessible as possible.  2014-15 will see us coordinate two large scale fundraisers to assist clubs in deferring the costs of their operations.  We will also be working with the UVM foundation to streamline giving.  Stay tuned for more updates on these exciting developments.

SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY

We are committed to creating the most inclusive and healthy environment for our club sports participants.  We are making several efforts to ensure that our programs create social sustainability:
  • We are committed to Hazing Prevention through trainings and education
  • Inclusion and creating a welcoming atmosphere is part of our start of year trainings
  • We are partnering with LivingWell to hold Yoga and wellness education seminars specifically related to athletes
  • We participate in DeStress Central
  • Significant efforts are made to be efficient in what we ask of leaders and only ask for what we truly need from them time wise

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