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Green Game Day

Bowling Green State University received a grant from Ohio Department of Natural Resources to promote recycling and waste reduction at university sporting events. "Green Game Day" is the primary waste reduction initiative that currently takes place at every home football game. We are in the process of spreading this initiative to basketball, hockey, and other athletic events on campus!

  • An average of 20 student volunteers staffed every game;
  • Using containers provided by ODNR, collections sites are set up throughout the stadium concourses, tailgate area, and sky boxes of the stadium;
  • Volunteers also hand out green recycling bags to tailgaters and collected them at the beginning of the game
  • An all-time single game high weight of 8258 pounds (4.2 tons!) was achieved during Homecoming, October 15, 2011

Fall 2014 Dates & Times TBA

Volunteer!

Thanks to all our volunteers, and university partners, especially:

  • BGSU intercollegiate athletics
  • Forest Creason Golf Course and the Department of Recreation & Wellness
  • Falcon Sports Properties, Inc.
  • BGSU Campus Operations, including Recycling, Grounds, and Solid Waste
  • Coca Cola

Recycling Data

2014 Home Football Games

  • Saturday, September 6 - Virginina Military Institute
  • Saturday, September 13 - Indiana (Family Weekend)
  • Saturday, October 4 - Buffalo (Homecoming)
  • Saturday, October 18 - Western Michigan
  • Wednesday, November 12 - Kent State
  • Friday, November 28 - Ball State

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Fall 2013

  • August 29 - University of Tulsa
    • Weight collected: 1,620 lbs
  • September 21 - Murray State University
    • Weight collected: 1,262 lbs
  • September 28 - University of Akron
    • Weight collected: 2,643 lbs
  • October 5 - University of Massachusetts
    • Weight collected: 1,975 lbs
  • October 26 - University of Toledo
    • Weight collected: 2,961 lbs
  • November 12 - Ohio University
    • Weight collected: 1,300 lbs

Average weight collected per game: 1,960 lbs (0.98 tons)
Total weight collected: 11,761 lbs (5.88 tons)

Fall 2012

  • September 8 – Idaho
    • Weight Collected: 4020 lbs (2.01 tons)
  • September 29 - Rhode Island
    • Weight Collected: 6840 lbs (3.42 tons)
  • October 15 – Miami(Ohio)
    • Weight Collected: 6000 lbs  (3.0 tons)
  • October 27 – Eastern Michigan
    • Weight Collected: 3800 lbs (1.9 tons)
  • November 15 – Kent State
    • Weight Collected: 2020 lbs (1.01 tons)

Average weight collected per game: 4,606 lbs (2.30 tons)
Total weight collected: 23,031 lbs (11.52 tons)

Fall 2011

Average weight collected per game: 3,654 lbs (1.83 tons)
Total weight collected: 18,270 lbs (9.14 tons)