Bowdoin College Green Athletics is a student run organization that collaborates with administrators, faculty, and staff to incorporate sustainability into Bowdoin’s athletic operations. Through the mobilization of various campus-wide initiatives and events, Green Athletics aims to increase efficiency and reduce waste while helping to support the college’s “Carbon Neutral by 2020” pledge.
Throughout the country, both collegiate and professional athletics programs are making strides in implementing sustainability measures into their operations. Colleges are making changes from promoting recycling and eliminating plastic water bottles to installing high-efficiency LED lightbulbs and solar panels on their gyms and stadiums. This nationwide movement to green the games is rapidly expanding, and Green Athletics hopes to help maintain Bowdoin’s strong presence in the program.