Virginia Tech is making an effort to make game day more green!! Check out this post from the VT site…
“Recycling and fan engagement has been in place at many different levels since the fall 2008 season. Launched as an SGA initiative, game day recycling quickly garnered partnership support from the YMCA at Virginia Tech, the Environmental Coalition, and the Office of Energy and Sustainability. The program has grown and contracted over the past few years, but is gearing up for a new start during the fall 2012 football season with the OES Sustain Lane intern team taking the leadership role. The intern team will be partnering with student organizations and volunteers to better address sustainable material management practices in the tailgating lots and stadium this season. Efforts will range from assessing materials used by vendors in the stadium to passing out recycling bags in the tailgating lots, but actions will be based on best practices for game day material management. OES interns conducted original research during the spring and summer of 2011 to compile a toolkit (Collegiate Football Sustainable Materials Management Toolkit) for the higher education community on these best practices.”
There is even a whole PDF dedicated to the different segments of the game and how you can do your part!! Everything from tailgating to other Universities involved in the “Zero Waste” Program is included! Be sure to check it out at: http://curc3r.org/images/pdfs/collegiate_football_smm_guide_final.pdf
Sorry everyone about the absence but I have been super busy with my new job. Things will resume soon though since I think I have gained some help!! Anywho… I know that Halloween is right around the corner so here is a site to check out about some ‘green’ costumes! Hope this gets the ball rolling for everyone! If you find any similar site or have any ideas to contribute, please do!