Green Athletics


Five people in white protective suits stand in front of a soccer field holding a bag used for trash audits.
2021-2022 Green Athletics team members complete a waste audit with Mick Santry from the men’s rowing team. From left to right: Eliza Lindley, Mick Santry, Katherine Ackley, Nina Delgadillo, Morgan Barlin, Yvett Sanchez.

The Green Athletics team works collaboratively with the UW–Madison Athletics department to address sustainability in athletic facilities, operations, and events.

Athletics are a highly-visible component of UW–Madison and offer a unique opportunity to integrate sustainability into campus culture. In the path towards integrating sustainability into athletics at UW–Madison, the Green Athletics team will engage student athletes, fans, and the public to reduce UW–Madison’s environmental footprint. The Green Athletics team plans to work with facilities directors to address food, energy, water, and waste operations in athletics facilities, creating a systems approach that supports the University of Wisconsin’s current sustainability efforts and goals.

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To improve and expand upon the environmental stewardship and sustainability practices of the UW-Madison Athletics Department through projects, advocacy, and educational efforts while helping student athletes and administrators achieve their goals. To engage UW–Madison students and the supporting community in both small- and large-scale sustainable efforts.