Sustainable Saturday - Zero Waste at Ohio Stadium (Home of the Ohio State Buckeyes)

Those who know me personally, know that I bleed scarlet and gray.  I am hoping to pass that tradition down today as my almost 6 year old daughter will attend her very first game in Ohio Stadium to watch the Ohio State Buckeyes football team take on Indiana.

Back in the Spring, Ohio State announced a Zero Waste Initiative for Ohio Stadium.  The goal:  To divert 90 percent of gameday waste from the landfill.

According to their website, Zero Waste at Ohio Stadium, they are tracking 57.4% on the season.  They break down the stats for each game here.

Looks like Ohio Stadium is among friends with Zero Waste Initiatives at the following Universities:

University of Colorado Boulder

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is challenging Colleges and Universities to participate in their Game Day Challenge.

The Game Day Challenge is a friendly competition for colleges and universities to promote waste reduction at their football games. This Challenge is an initiative of EPA’s WasteWise program.
During the challenge, colleges and universities implement waste reduction programs during home football games. Schools track and report waste reductions and disposal data that is used to rank the schools.

What a great initiative to get started even at your local high school football field?

Go Bucks!

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