Greening the Game: Football and Beyond

Before the Wildcats face off, paid student workers engage fans in tailgating games designed to teach recycling tips. Later, they work with concessions to encourage fans to buy reusable items, and to maximize recycling during the match. Finally, post-game, volunteer student organizations scour the stands, making sure leftover bottles and cans end up in blue bins. During the 2012 football season, Greening the Game helped collect 25 tons of recyclable waste, averaging more than 3.5 tons per game. Since the fall of 2013, this project has been making efforts to expand to include other sports, too. 

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Football Stadium

Funding Source: 

Green Fund

Groups/Entities Involved: 

ASUA, Arizona Athletics, Students for Sustainability

Project Theme: 
Science Engagement
Urban Environment
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