We are very proud to announce that the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has featured EAF on its new Fact Sheet, highlighting federal and non-federal actions in tackling climate change through sports. Keep an eye out for more updates about our sustainable sports project this fall!
“The University of Chicago. The Department of Athletics and Recreation, Office of Sustainability, and the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Chicago will launch an initiative this fall to enhance the environmental sustainability of the campus athletics program. Through a series of experiential learning courses in environmental studies and public policy, students will research the behavioral and operational aspects of energy use, water use, and waste management and develop recommendations for reducing the environmental impact of athletic events and operations. A student-athlete sustainability council will implement the sustainability recommendations in collaboration with faculty, staff, facilities operators, University administration, and external partners. The year-long project will culminate at the University Athletic Association’s Outdoor Track and Field Conference Championship Meet on Earth Day 2017, for which students will design and lead the event and measure and report greenhouse gas mitigation and waste diversion.”
Read more here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/10/06/fact-sheet-tackling-climate-through-sports