EUGENE, Ore. — TrackTown12 organizers are being celebrated for their efforts to make the 10 day U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials green. The Council for Responsible Sport gave the event a Gold ReSport Certification.
“Sustainability is one of the pillars on which we based our mission for the 2008 Olympic Trials, and we feel that our efforts in 2012 served to improve the sustainability, accessibility and equity of the event,” said Vin Lananna, TrackTown12 Co-Chair. “We performed very well in 2008, we exceeded expectations in 2012, and we will continue to pursue even greater sustainable measures at all future events at Hayward Field.”
Successes included 78.5 percent of waste was composted or recycled, 20,000 drink containers were redeemed and 100 percent renewable energy powered Hayward Field and the TrackTown Festival.
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