Environmental Center - University of Colorado Boulder
Chief Sustainability Officer
Phase 3 Sports, LLC
In 1999, Dave Newport became the Florida Gators’ first Sustainability Director, piloted green sports efforts in The Swamp and in 2002, brought in the Gators’ first corporate sponsor of an in-game sustainability activation. After moving to Colorado in 2006 to become Director of the University of Colorado Boulder Environmental Center, the Buffalos became the nation’s first NCAA Div.1 athletics program with a comprehensive sustainability program featuring zero-waste, zero-carbon, zero-pesticides, zero-net energy facilities, 2MW of installed solar PV, and a car-free/zero-waste tailgate, along with many corporate sponsors. CU has also become the nation’s first collegiate member of the UN Sports for Climate Action and Race to Zero plan. Dave is also the Chief Sustainability Officer of Phase 3 Sports, LLC, a sports sustainability marketing and consulting firm.