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Winning the waste game in higher ed

08/2017
BRAGGING RIGHTS—Louisiana State University submitted recycling, composting and attendance data from its game against Arkansas last year to the GameDay Recycling Challenge. With more than 40 tons of waste recycled, LSU beat out all others (including rival Alabama) across the nation.

“BEAT BAMA  … WE ALREADY DID!” reads a flier that Louisiana State University prepared for its incoming freshmen this year.

Wait, what?

LSU’s football team has lost its annual matchup with Southeastern Conference rival Alabama for each of the last six years. Keep reading, and you learn the Tigers’ victories were not on the field but in the stands and on the concourses of their stadium.


Sidebar: Waste providers on game day fumbles


In 2015 and 2016, LSU earned first place for total recycling in the national GameDay Recycling Challenge, the flier notes triumphantly.

From UB

Waste providers on game day fumbles

September, 2017

What might an institution do to avoid mistakes in executing game-day waste plans?

“When greening your game day, it’s important to work with stadium vendors to procure materials that you know can be recycled, composted or reused to ensure higher diversion. Education is key, as changing consumer behavior takes time. Be clear and consistent in what you ask fans to do on game day.”

Janette Micelli, manager, external communications, Waste Management

Does school size matter in game day sustainability?

September, 2017

The trend toward greener game days is most pronounced among the big athletic schools, given their more plentiful resources, says Julian Dautremont-Smith, director of programs for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

At the same time, colleges where sports are less prominent can still find ways to integrate sustainability into game days.

It’s really about the same strategies of recycling and composting.

Maryland bans scholarship displacement in higher ed

September, 2017

Reducing student financial aid packages based on scholarship funding from outside sources, a common practice, will no longer happen at public colleges in Maryland.

Targeted texts can boost college enrollment

September, 2017
TEXT WHAT’S NEXT—Georgia State University’s text messaging program boosted enrollment by reminding incoming students of key deadlines and answering their questions.

Colleges and universities should be texting students—but not everyone, not all the time, and not about everything that’s happening on campus.

Fleet management providers on making fleets and fleet management more efficient

September, 2017

What has been the biggest operational efficiency game changer in the last couple of years?

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8/17/2017

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8/10/2017

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8/9/2017

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What are you seeing as the biggest trends in higher ed video?