UW Ranks Among NCAA's Best In Stadium Waste Diversion
Dec. 9, 2010
SEATTLE - After implementing new initiatives for the 2010 football season, the University of Washington has finished seventh out of 75 entrants into the Game Day Challenge conducted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to measure waste diversion at NCAA football games. Among the 52 NCAA I-FBS entrants, UW ranked 3rd in waste diversion and 2nd for per capita organics reduction. Of the five PAC-10 schools competing, the UW ranked 1st in waste diversion.
"It's encouraging to see our success among our peer institutions in waste diversion success," Karen Baebler, Assistant Athletic Director said. "We're pleased that our new initiatives have had a positive affect on overall waste diversion at Husky Stadium."
Prior to the 2010 football season, UW introduced the "Green Minute", a promotion aimed at increasing awareness of waste diversion practices and tactics at Husky Stadium. On average, UW diverted over 52 percent of waste generated in Husky Stadium - an increase of 21 percent from the previous year's total.
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