Texas A&M Athletics is gearing up to become active promoters of the University’s Campus Sustainability Month, a program to push sustainability awareness and education.

October 11, 2023

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Texas A&M Athletics is gearing up to become active promoters of the University’s Campus Sustainability Month, a program to push sustainability awareness and education.

The Texas A&M Athletics Department has joined the effort in a big way developing a first-of-its-kind master plan, dubbed the Athletics Sustainability Master Plan (ASMP). The ASMP is the first effort of its kind from an athletics department in the country.

The ASMP serves to create a strategic document to guide the athletics department in its support of Texas A&M University sustainability. This effort will go toward helping the campus achieve its goals set in the 2018 Campus Sustainability Master Plan.

“Being the front porch and most visible entity on campus gives Athletics not only the opportunity, but also the responsibility to use our platform to support and elevate sustainability efforts within our department and across campus,” Texas A&M Athletics Director Ross Bjork said. “12th Man Sustainability is ‘Good Bull for the Game’ as we lead in environmental and social opportunities for Aggies, Aggieland and beyond. It is crucial for us to operate with excellence in all that we do, and I am excited for the work we have done and will continue to do thanks to our Athletics Sustainability Master Plan.”

The ASMP targets four focus areas – physical environment, waste management, social sustainability, and institutional efforts. The areas of focus were established from the three pillars of sustainability – environment, social, and economic.

“The sustainability master plan positions Texas A&M Athletics as a true off-field champion, showcasing our commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainable practices,” Texas A&M Director of the Office of Sustainability Kelly Wellman said. “It reflects our institution’s vision and exemplifies the bold leadership necessary to navigate the challenges of our ever-changing world. By integrating sustainable initiatives into our operations, we aim to inspire others and set an example for how athletics can contribute to a more environmentally conscious future.”

The ASMP includes 12 themes, including: zero waste, waste minimization, education, outreach and engagement, and more.

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