Event Title

Evaluating and Improving the Sustainability of Winthrop University Athletics through Field Maintenance

Poster Number

01

Faculty Mentor

Christopher Johnson, B.F.A., M.Arch.

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Interdisciplinary Studies

Location

Rutledge

Start Date

22-4-2016 12:00 PM

End Date

22-4-2016 2:00 PM

Description

The purpose of this project is to research the current field maintenance practices at Winthrop University, specifically related to chemical usage, in order to determine the degree to which this is sustainable. The specific focus is on the fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides used and their effects. The effects investigated are environmental health in the surrounding area, social impacts on student athlete health, and economic costs of the treatments. To do this, a committee of specialists is established to assist in collecting contract information and product data sheets from TruGreen®, collecting and analyzing soil and water samples, and researching and recommending appropriate alternatives. The intent of this project is to suggest alternative methods of field maintenance to influence the next maintenance contract, in order to make the Winthrop University Athletics Department more sustainable.

Course Assignment

Topics in Applied Sustainability, SUST 300, Christopher Johnson

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Evaluating and Improving the Sustainability of Winthrop University Athletics through Field Maintenance

Rutledge

The purpose of this project is to research the current field maintenance practices at Winthrop University, specifically related to chemical usage, in order to determine the degree to which this is sustainable. The specific focus is on the fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides used and their effects. The effects investigated are environmental health in the surrounding area, social impacts on student athlete health, and economic costs of the treatments. To do this, a committee of specialists is established to assist in collecting contract information and product data sheets from TruGreen®, collecting and analyzing soil and water samples, and researching and recommending appropriate alternatives. The intent of this project is to suggest alternative methods of field maintenance to influence the next maintenance contract, in order to make the Winthrop University Athletics Department more sustainable.