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NCAA Championships Join Green Efforts

EUGENE, Ore. — This year’s NCAA Track and Field Championships is trying to stay green.

The event has teamed up with several local groups to make sure their carbon footprint is minimal. Making sure things like bins for different types of trash are at every corner is just a small part of a bigger effort.

Coordinators with the city of Eugene say they’re trying to create an overall standard when it comes to hosting large sporting events like this.

“With the hopes that that can later spread to other venues throughout U of O athletics not only here at Track Town USA but to venues all over the country, because what we’re really looking at is a culture shift,” said Shelley Deadmond, sport and Sustainability Analyst.

Spectators who fill out a sustainability survey at the booth will be given a voucher for a free bag of compost.

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