ASU shows sustainability solidarity through Green Sports Alliance

Solar Panels on ASU's Wells Fargo ArenaThe Pac-12 Conference has announced its membership in the Green Sports Alliance, making it the first collegiate sports conference to count all its members – including ASU – as participants. As members of the GSA, the conference and university athletics programs have committed to measure their environmental performance, develop strategies and goals to reduce their footprint, monitor progress and engage fans in the process. Sporting events at ASU have specifically been targeted as a place to educate students and the community on how to become more sustainable. “It’s very rare to find a red trash receptacle at any of our sporting events,” said Peter Wozniak, manager of ASU’s athletic facilities. “We really do try and lead by example.” Wozniak added that in addition to using LED lighting and providing recycling bins at their sports facilities, ASU purchases sustainable cleaning supplies and encourages food suppliers to use recyclable products.