Lucky the Lumberjack Recycles!

Lucky the Lumberjack Recycles!

#MascotRecycles winning Post/Tweet!

Congratulations to Humboldt State University’s Lucky the Lumberjack!

Humboldt quite literally called a ‘blitz’ to promote recycling during their October 10th GameDay Recycling Challenge contest against Azusa Pacific University, which included waste minimization planning for the parade, pep rally, tailgate, and football game.

Pre-Game: This winning #MascotRecycles photo was made into posters and flyers, distributed through social media, at tabling events, and displayed on monitors at the main Housing & Dining areas across campus. Information on the GameDay Recycling Challenge was emailed out to the campus community through Campus Announcements.

Parade: A portable water fountain and a zero waste station were set up at the parade staging area, and trash and recycling were collected behind the parade as it progressed through town.

Tailgate: Seven zero waste stations, monitored by WRRAP students, were set up throughout the tailgate parking lot. The students also set up a pedal powered blender which provided an opportunity to talk about waste reduction. WRRAP students also walked through the lot and talked to tailgaters about proper sorting/waste reduction.

Concessions/Organics: The Sustainability Office and WRRAP worked with Athletics to set up a compost and recycling program for their concessions, and to make sure all volunteers working concessions were aware of the process. During the game WRRAP students monitored bins and helped concessions staff with their waste.

Waste Minimization: To reduce disposable plastic bottle use, the HSU chapter of Take Back the Tap set up a four-spigot water bar for water bottle re-fills and a 6 fountain portable water fountain.

Stadium: During the game, announcers gave a shout out to the GameDay Challenge and how fans could help HSU win. Eleven zero waste stations were set up near high traffic areas and these were monitored by WRRAP students. WRRAP also had an information table with give-aways and info on waste reduction. After the game, student athletes collected and sorted trash and recycling from the bleachers. In addition, a zero waste station was placed at the entrance to the skybox and, following the game, custodians collected material from the skybox and deposited it into the zero waste station bins.

Wow! No wonder Lucky’s fans “Like” him so much! Great Job Humboldt!

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About GameDay Recycling Challenge

The GameDay Recycling Challenge is a friendly competition for colleges and universities to promote waste reduction at their football games.

The 2015 GameDay Recycling Challenge is sponsored by the generous support of Ardagh Group.