University Of California, Berkeley Wins The 2016 Pac-12 Road To Zero Waste Challenge; University Of Colorado-Boulder Runner-Up

University Of California, Berkeley Wins The 2016 Pac-12 Road To Zero Waste Challenge; University Of Colorado-Boulder Runner-Up
April 6, 2016
Posted by:
Alex Tryon

The Green Sports Alliance is pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 Pac-12 Road to Zero Waste Challenge, the University of California, Berkeley!PORTLAND, OR. - In partnership with the Green Sports Alliance, 100% of Pac-12 universities participated in the second annual edition of this competition. Every member of the Pac-12 is also a member of the Green Sports Alliance. The goal was to see which university could divert the most waste from the landfill at a selected men’s or women’s home game during the 2016 basketball season, as well as which one used the most innovative methods to expand the reach and impact of the competition.


The Pac-12 Road to Zero Waste Challenge provides a friendly and spirited platform for Pac-12 universities to engage on best practices in Athletics waste diversion and to learn how each campus strives toward zero waste goals. In addition to overall waste diversion rate, the universities are scored on innovation, partnership & participation, and fan engagement.Results of the Pac-12 Road to Zero Waste Challenge were determined by a panel of three independent judges. We congratulate UC-Berkeley, CU-Boulder, ASU, U. Arizona, and ALL Pac-12 campuses for their dedicated efforts and participation!The Green Sports Alliance is proud to support this unique activation showcasing the sustainability leadership of the Pac-12.2016 Pac-12 Road to Zero Waste ChallengeFinal Results:

  • 1st Place: University of California, Berkeley
  • 2nd Place: University of Colorado Boulder
  • 3rd Place: Arizona State University
  • Honorable Mention: University of Arizona

About the Pac-12 Conference:The Conference has a tradition as the “Conference of Champions,” leading the nation in NCAA Championships in 48 of the last 54 years, with 476 NCAA team titles overall. The Conference comprises 12 leading U.S. universities: The University of Arizona, Arizona State University, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Colorado, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Stanford University, the University of Southern California, the University of Utah, the University of Washington and Washington State University. For more information on the Conference’s programs, member institutions, and Commissioner Larry Scott, go to the Green Sports Alliance:The Green Sports Alliance leverages the cultural and market influence of sports to promote healthy, sustainable communities where we live and play. The nonprofit organization does so by inspiring sports leagues, teams, venues, their partners and millions of fans to embrace renewable energy, healthy food, recycling, water efficiency, species preservation, safer chemicals and other environmentally preferable practices. The Alliance is engaging the global sports industry to encourage measurable actions that enhance venue operations, influence the sports industry supply chain and mobilize fans.Since launching nationally in March of 2011, the Alliance has grown from 6 teams from 6 leagues to more than 300 sports teams and venues from 20 different sports leagues and 14 countries. Currently, 30 NCAA affiliated universities are members of the Alliance.Visit to learn more. Interested in membership? Inquire at