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Sustainability in Campus Recreation

“A Social Responsibility”

There are many reasons why collegiate recreation should play a critical and active role in the efforts of ongoing campus sustainability initiatives. To reach our goal of fostering healthy individuals and healthy communities, collegiate recreation needs to look at all decisions and efforts through a sustainability lens.

When considering the environmental, economic, and social implications, these relationships and the social and political capital we gain are critical to our long term success. Sustainable enterprises such as recreational sports and higher education as a whole can only be attained through the combined efforts of all.

As a member of that society, campus recreation has an institutional and social responsibility to be engaged in this endeavor.

Learn about our Sustainable Communities Strategic Value
Read about sustainability in NIRSA News

For more information, please contact NIRSA Research.

Discussions & Resources

Connect through a network of like-minded professionals. The Sustainability Community of Practice sees regular discussions on a variety of current topics ranging from best practices to professional events to a Question of the Week.

This Community of Practice also houses a variety of resources in its NIRSA Members Only library.

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Get Involved

Reach out to NIRSA’s Commission for Sustainable Communities. This group of thought-leaders convenes frequently to discuss ways to advance our Association’s Strategic Plan in regards to sustainability within collegiate recreation.

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Professional Development

Gain hands-on learning in interactive environments at NIRSA’s various professional development events. Collect CEUs while networking with peers — or even present your own findings.

NIRSA & Matrix: Partners in Sustainability

NIRSA & Matrix: Partners in Sustainability

Sustainbility Partnerships