Storms like Sandy—and more recently Harvey, Irma and Maria—make us think about our responsibility as the people in charge of the facilities that so many live, work and learn in every day.
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Their form and function may vary, but there’s one trait nearly every president’s residence has in common: It’s much more than just a home.
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
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.