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Pac-12 joins Green Sports Alliance

The Pac-12 Conference this week is announcing that it has joined the Green Sports Alliance, following the conference’s 12 schools, which were already members.

As members of the GSA, the Pac-12 and its schools have committed to sustainability initiatives and to engaging fans

and communities in the process.

“Our member universities have shown great leadership to minimize their athletics departments’ negative impact on the environment and promote green habits to their fans and campuses at large,” said Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott in a statement released by the GSA. “We as a conference are thrilled to join the Alliance as we continue to push college sports in a modern, global and progressive direction.”

The addition of the conference increases the opportunities for schools to share best practices on initiatives such as waste reduction, solar power, water efficiency and student-led efforts. For example, the schools recently completed the inaugural Pac-12 Zero Waste Challenge with the support of the GSA.