Tailgate Waste Diversion Event

USC Office of Sustainability partners with GLAD to reduce waste and increase recycling at USC tailgate before the Stanford football game on Saturday, October 29, 2011.

The USC Office of Sustainability, Athletics, and Facilities Management Services hosted a waste diversion event during the USC-Stanford pre-game tailgates. This event raised awareness about waste diversion practices, campus recycling efforts, and diverted over one ton of waste from going to a landfill.
USC partnered with GLAD for the event, setting up 25 recycling and compost stations around the USC campus and the Fan Fest area of the Coliseum. Over 60 volunteers participated in the program, going from tailgate to tailgate, educating fans about the initiative and ultimately preventing 415 pounds of compostable material and 2,210 pounds of recyclables from entering a landfill.  The volunteers each earned $50 dollars to be donated to a USC organization of their choice – funding courtesy of GLAD®.
All in all, the Tailgate Waste Diversion Event was a huge success. The efforts of the USC Office of Sustainability and the USC volunteers diverted over one ton of waste from a landfill and left tailgaters instilled with the idea of decreasing waste. GLAD® has also donated $50,000 to Athletics to fund an EnviroRider™ -- an environmentally-conscious production handbook that gives eco-friendly options and actions for the venue -- with the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.  The EnviroRider™ will outline in-stadium sustainability practices to be implemented during games for the 2012-13 football season, GLAD® is also providing eight permanent recycling bins for use on campus grounds.
In the future, The Office of Sustainability, Athletics and Facilities Management Services hope to collaborate to put on more waste diversion events and continue to increase awareness about waste diversion at tailgate events.

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