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2021 Pac-12 Team Green Virtual Event Series "Amplifying Voices for Change" set for Nov. 1-4

Oct 27, 2021

FREE registration for Nov. 1-4 virtual event is available at

SAN FRANCISCO – Pac-12 Team Green, the sustainability platform of the Pac-12 Conference and its 12 member universities, announced today that its annual event series will take place as a virtual series on Nov. 1, 3 and 4. The "Amplifying Voices for Change" series will again feature a focus on mental health, student-athlete engagement and returning to re-use on game day and beyond. Comprised of three one-hour sessions over three days, all sessions will begin at 12p PT / 1p MT each day.

Registration for the Pac-12 Team Green Virtual Event Series is free for all and available at More information related to the virtual series is available at

Pac-12 Team Green – Virtual Event Series Agenda


Monday, Nov. 1, 2021

Mental Health in the Face of Overlapping Crises | 12:00 - 1:00 PM PT
Following welcome remarks from Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff, the first panel discussion will focus on the emotional weight of the pandemic and intensified reckoning with the structural injustices of our society that have only amplified stress and anxiety, particularly in those already experiencing them. This session brings together people who have been actively working to bring attention to, and help support people through, climate anxiety and positive mental health as it relates to the existential stressors of our times. Listen, learn and engage as our experts describe the positive actions and strategies we can take, and the importance of giving space to these often-overlooked aspects of tackling the climate crisis and social injustice.


  • Moderator: Suki H. Hoagland, PhD | Lecturer, Earth Systems Program, Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences
  • Laura Schmidt | Founding Director, Good Grief Network
  • Robin Scholefield, PhD | Senior Associate Athletic Director, USC, Pac-12 Mental Health Task Force
  • Fred Harvey | Director, Cross Country and Track and Field, University of Arizona

Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 - #AllVoteNoPlay

The 2021 Pac-12 Team Green Virtual Series is taking the day off on Tuesday, Nov. 2 for #AllVoteNoPlay! The NCAA-mandated day of civic education and engagement on Nov. 2, 2021 offers a historic moment for coaches to help their athletes become passionate leaders, engaged citizens, and community members. Visit for more information.

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021

Stanford Class Case Study: Sustainability in Athletics | 12:00 - 12:30 PM PT
Learn how Stanford created a new course on the intersection of environmental sustainability and athletics. Athletic teams and organizations provide a unique lens to analyze environmental sustainability due to their global reach, enormous fan bases and widely recognized sport icons. The athletics industry produces an enormous environmental footprint with its travel, gear, competitive fueling, events, venue construction and maintenance. Because of this position, the sports industry has the opportunity and responsibility to create meaningful change in support of a sustainable future. Stanford student athletes Sarah Klass and Emalia Eichelberger share their expertise, vision and advice on how they helped students develop an understanding for the current state of athletic sustainability as well as future directions for the industry in this space.


  • Moderator: Suki H. Hoagland, PhD | Lecturer, Earth Systems Program, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University
  • Rachel Miller | Women's Rowing, Student Athletes for Sustainability, Stanford University
  • Emalia Eichelberger | Women’s Water Polo, Stanford University

Student Athlete Impact Activism | 12:30 - 1:00 PM PT
A showcase of Pac-12 student athletes that have taken the lead on driving action around social justice, anti-racism and the Black Lives Matter movements.


  • Moderator: Melissa Chun | Referee, NCAA Rowing Championships
  • Kevin Hambly | Director and Head Coach, Women's Volleyball, Stanford University
  • Sirena Linton | Gymnast, University of Arizona
  • Eden Hardy | Women's Soccer, University of Oregon

Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021

The Alliance: Returning to Re-Use on Game Day and Beyond | 12:00 - 1:00 PM PT
How will we update our game day zero waste strategies as in-person games return? Join us for a renewed look at reuse, recycling, and composting and working with partners to drive impactful changes on game day and beyond. This session will examine the successful partnership between campus sustainability and athletic departments and facilities operations and green athletics initiatives that showcase a commitment to zero waste and sustainability in the current state of affairs and what we can expect moving forward.

  • Moderator: David Fridland | Sustainability Maven, Eco-Products
  • Jose Eskanzi | Associate Athletic Director, University of Southern California
  • Malory Monson | Assistant Athletic Director of Events, Facilities, and Operations, University of Utah
  • Teddy Lhoutellier | Sustainability Manager, University of Miami
  • Mary Leciejewski | Zero Waste Manager, Ohio State
About Pac-12 Team Green

Pac-12 Team Green, a first-of-its-kind in collegiate athletics, promotes all of the greening and sustainability efforts taking place on and around the Pac-12 Conference and all 12 of its member universities. Elements include the annual Pac-12 Sustainability Conference, the Pac-12 Zero Waste Competition and the Pac-12 Sustainability Working Group.

About the Pac-12 Conference

The Conference has a tradition as the “Conference of Champions,” leading the nation in NCAA Championships in 55 of the last 61 years, with 537 NCAA team titles overall. The Conference comprises 12 leading U.S. universities - the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Colorado, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Stanford University, the University of Southern California, the University of Utah, the University of Washington and Washington State University. For more information on the Conference’s programs and member institutions go to​