Carolina Football Green

by Lindsay Hickman at
In November, Coastal Carolina was aiming for zero … zero waste, that is, during its final home game against Kennesaw State.

It was all part of CCU office of sustainability’s inaugural Zero Waste GameDay, which was highly successful.

CCU has always made sustainability a priority on campus, said sustainability coordinator Jennifer Sellers. “From the first day students step on this campus we want to show them that we take sustainability seriously,” Sellers said. “Just from ‘Freshmen Move In Day’ we recycled over 10 tons of cardboard and waste every year. So a Zero Waste Game just seemed like another way to promote reducing, reusing and recycling at Coastal.”

Coastal’s first Zero Waste GameDay coincided with America Recycles Day, which Sellers hopes will bring more awareness to the nationwide efforts to recycle.

“Last year our university ranked within the Top 10 of universities in the nation for recycling efforts,” she said. “This year we hope to rank even higher with the additions to our recycling programs on campus including more recycling bins, our food services department composting at two of our dining locations and increased foot and bicycle traffic throughout campus.”

CCU doesn’t just promote eco-friendly and green living for students, but also for the entire campus community. The university has six LEED (Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design) buildings on campus, more than any school in South Carolina except Clemson.

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