Expanded green tailgating starts Saturday

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Falcon fans enjoying a little tailgating before tomorrow’s (Sept. 18) first home football game will have more ways to help keep the campus “green.”

For the last couple of years, Bowling Green State University students and staff have been encouraging recycling at football games and other events. A new grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources is helping them expand their efforts this season at both Doyt Perry Stadium and the Perry Field House.

The $9,000, 50-percent matching grant from the ODNR Division of Recycling and Litter Prevention will enable a team of student volunteers to hand out and collect both trash and recycling bags from the tailgating area, the stadium’s skyboxes, Tent City and throughout the stadium.

This year, fans will encounter 9-foot plywood frames dispensing trash bags and green recycling bags at the two main entrances to the tailgating area. Dozens of specially designed recycling containers, on loan for the football season, will be available as well. If they’re a success, the containers could be used inside the new Stroh Center. Fans will also find single-stream recycle bins scattered around the tailgating area.

For the first time, recycling stations, shaped like giant bottles, will be available inside the stadium for people to recycle their plastic. Up to two dozen of these stations will eventually be in place.

 

What:        BGSU expands green tailgating

 

When:       Saturday, Sept. 18

 

Where:      All tailgating areas around Doyt Perry Stadium

 

Available:    Nick Hennessy, sustainability coordinator

                       Cell: 419-575-2077

(Posted September 17, 2010 )