Greening Cream & Crimson: Departmental Practices

    Water/Storm water reduction

    • Low-flow toilets, showers and faucets
    • 440-square-foot green roof on Memorial Stadium - Crumb rubber synthetic turf system reduces fertilizer, pesticide, and water inputs
    • No- and low-mow out-of-play natural areas (golf course and cross-country) reduces mowing and the amount of chemicals and water applied


    • High-efficiency stadium lighting, CFLs, and lighting sensors throughout IU Athletics
    • High efficiency bulbs recycled within Athletics


    • Green cleaning supplies used throughout facilities


    • 22-28% of produce served in Athletics dining is locally sourced (from within a 150-mile radius)
    • Reduced the amount of food waste from the student-athletes' dining area by 45-50% by going to a one-plate-at-a-time policy in 2005
    • Serving 100% Indiana popcorn at concessions
    • 100% compostable and biodegradable green packaging will be available throughout the IU football season for fans in club level suites (Stadium Club, Media Level, 6th Floor Suites, and Henke Hall of Champions)
    • All catering through Championship Catering will utilize "greenware" as its standard product for cups, bowls, plates, and utensils


    • Event Recycling - all plastics (no Styrofoam), aluminum, paper, cardboard, and paperboard collected
    • Office Recycling - recycle bins in over 150 staff offices within Athletics - collecting all plastics, aluminum, paper, cardboard and paperboard
    • Batteries, light bulbs, and toner and ink cartridges are recycled in the department
    • During 2009, 2010, and 2011's E-waste days, hosted by the Athletics Department, nearly 800 tons of electronic waste was diverted from the landfill

    Computer Services

    • Distribution of sustainable printing promt encouraging staff to print double-sided, use "green" fonts, increase margins, and decrease toner grey scale

    Energy Upgrades

    • Assembly Hall, Mellencamp Pavilion, and Memorial Stadium will be included in the first phase of the upcoming Qualified Energy Savings Project - upgrades will focus on HVAC, lighting, mechanical and control systems in the various buildings
    • New baseball and softball complex will be LEED Silver certified


    • Spring 2012 installation of five bicycle racks surrounding Memorial Stadium and Assembly Hall 

    Game-day Initiatives

    • Based on the success of our game-day initiatives last season, we will continue to expand all programs, including recylcing, for the 2011-2012 year
    • Student-volunteers will be in the stadium on game-day educating and engaging fans on recycling and departmental sustainability efforts
    • Cell phones will be collected and recylced by ECO CELL during home games at our Greening Cream and Crimson booth near 17th and Fess. Remember to delete your personal information from your phone prior to recycling, as ECO CELL and Indiana University is not responsible for any information left on phones
    • View the Gameday Sustainability Map. Get Acrobat Reader

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