Green Game Days at Gampel Pavilion, February 6th & 7th, 2016
As UConn Women's and Men's basketball defeated East Carolina University on Saturday and Sunday, the Office of Environmental Policy and Athletics worked to host their annual Basketball Green Game Days. Volunteers from the EcoHusky student group and Ecohouse learning community welcomed fans as they entered Gampel Pavilion and handed out green paw print tattoos and flyers on LEDs and sustainability at UConn. During the games, volunteers "manned the can" by standing next to coupled recycling and trash containers, ensuring that fans placed disposables in the proper bins.
After the games, volunteers collected approximately 1,200 bottles from the stands, resulting in $60 being raised for various environmental student groups on campus. Additional outreach was achieved through P.A. announcements, video board slides, and the cheer team wearing green ribbons and wristbands. The husky mascot even wore an EcoHusky t-shirt. Green Game Days are a great way to spread the world about UConn sustainability initiatives and encourage recycling among students and fans from all over.