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Women’s Basketball Green Gameday!

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1 down, 1 to go: Women’s Basketball Green Game Day was a success! Thanks to everyone who came out to watch the women’s basketball team beat SMU 102-41 for their 30th consecutive win. By coming to this game, viewers supported the school’s athletics and recycling initiatives. Volunteers from EcoHusky and student interns from the Office of Environmental Policy collected the bottles left in the stands, and recycled almost 300 bottles and would have had to recycle more if it weren’t for the help of recycle-savy fans.

Volunteers with all the bottles we collected from the stands after the game

Volunteers with all the bottles we collected from the stands after the game

Volunteers from EcoHusky at Avery Point also came out to support Green Game Day and the women’s basketball team; it was hard to miss them as they handed out tattoos and flyers at the entrances to Gampel Pavilion. Stay tuned for Men’s Basketball Green Game Day on February 22nd as UConn plays SMU!

– Chris

Volunteers from the Avery Point chapter of EcoHusky along with our very own Kerrin Kinnear

Volunteers from the Avery Point chapter of EcoHusky along with our very own Kerrin Kinnear

 

OEP Interns Emily and Eric "man the can" to direct waste and recycling into the correct bins

OEP Interns Emily and Eric “man the can” to direct waste and recycling into the correct bin

Author: UConn OEP

The Office of Environmental Policy at the University of Connecticut brings together students, faculty, staff, and the community for a more environmentally sustainable campus.

One thought on “Women’s Basketball Green Gameday!

  1. Congrats to women’s basketball team for winning the national championship. I think the U Conn office of Environmental Policy is outstanding. I notice the article on the collection of 300 bottles to recycle. Kingston Block and Brick uses Post-consumer recycled glass in all their masonry products. I mention that because 300 bottles or glass equivalents would save about 160 pounds of CO2 emissions in our product mix. To date we have saved 16 million bottles from landfills and saved 6 million pounds of CO2 emissions. Annually their is 13 million tons of bottles or glass equivalent that could be recycled. I wish you the best and continued success on and off the court.

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