Carroll University Game Day Recycling Challenge
Waukesha (WI) – October 22, 2012 – The Game Day Challenge is coming to Waukesha on Saturday, November 3. Carroll University, in collaboration with the Waukesha County recycling office, will participate in the event during the final Pioneers football game this season, against Beloit College.
The goal of the friendly recycling challenge is to reduce the amount of garbage generated at the game and attempt to divert as much garbage as possible for recycling or composting. The results of this event and the other universities participating nationwide will be posted on www.gamedaychallenge.org.
“Carroll is proud to be hosting this event for the first time in 2012,” said Sue Sazy, project coordinator at Carroll and the Green Team advisor. “We are hopeful this event will engage the student body and Carroll community as a whole to promote sustainability efforts on and off campus.”
In addition to participating in the competition, Carroll University and Waukesha County hope to create an engaging atmosphere for the game, including green themes and promotions. One lucky fan will even be picked from a drawing to win a brand new Trek bike, donated by Cyclesmith in Waukesha.
Fans can come early to enjoy green related activities and giveaways at the pre-game green tailgate party inside Schneider Stadium. During the game, fans will also see a green T-shirt toss and half-time race between the university mascot, Pio Pete, and the Waukesha County recycling mascot, Recycle Raccoon.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Carroll University for this green event. Promoting recycling and waste reduction at the home football game is a great opportunity for us and the university,” said Rebecca Mattano, recycling and solid waste supervisor for Waukesha County.
The Game Day Challenge is sponsored nationwide by the College and University Recycling Coalition, Keep America Beautiful, and Recycle Mania.
Game time is 1:00 pm. Adult tickets are $5, children are $3. Free admission for Carroll University students, with valid ID.