David Boudia, Steele Johnson, Amy Cozad and the others who qualified for Rio 2016 weren’t the only winners at last month’s U.S. Olympic Diving Trials at the IUPUI Natatorium.
The Indiana University Natatorium achieved a 93 percent diversion rate for post-consumer waste while hosting the Olympic Diving Trials last month, becoming the first athletic venue hosting an Olympic event and the first in Indiana to achieve a zero-waste goal.
Led by assistant professor Pamela Napier, the students were asked, among other things, to design signage that would guide athletes, fans and others to use not only trash and recycle bins, but a third kind of bin that was added for the zero-waste initiative: compost bins.
The Indiana University Natatorium will be ready to operate as a zero-waste athletic facility when competitors arrive June 18 for the Olympic Diving Trials, becoming the first athletic facility in Indiana to achieve zero-waste goals and hosting the first Olympic event to have the zero-waste designation.
Tree plantings, community service, sustainability practices and a bit of urban gardening will make April a busy month at IUPUI, as the Office of Sustainability and the Student Sustainability Council lead a celebration of Earth Month on campus.
The first annual IUPUI Student Sustainability Summit takes place September 23, just before the kickoff of Campus Sustainability Month in October.
The Summit explores sustainability on campus and beyond by providing a forum for like-mind >> Read More