Green Game Day

"Green Game Day" is the primary waste reduction initiative that currently takes place at every home football game.

Green Game day is responsible for setting up and managing recycling containers within the tailgating sections of the home football game.

  • 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 distribute green recycling bags to tailgaters and collect them throughout the game
  • An all-time single game high weight of 8258 pounds (4.2 tons!) was achieved during Homecoming, October 15, 2011

2017 Home Game Schedule:

September 9 - v. South Dakota

September 30 - v. Akron

October 14 - v. Ohio

October 21 - v. Nothern Illinois

November 15 - v. Toledo

 

Sign Up to Volunteer Here!

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

Green Game Day Weights (Pounds)
Date/ Game
Single Stream Recycling
Cardboard Recycled
Landfill Waste
Diversion Rate
9/10 - N. Dakota
1,9208403,84041.8%
9/17 - Middle Tennessee
8609601,80050.3%
10/1 - Eastern Michigan2,5601,100
1,50071%
10/22 - Miami1,1806801,32058.5%
11/15 & 11/25 - Kent & Buffalo
900340
2,26035.4%
Average Diversion Rate for Season: 51.5%

2014 Home Football Games

  • Saturday, September 6 - Virginina Military Institute
    • 930 lbs
  • Saturday, September 13 - Indiana (Family Weekend)
    • 1,800 lbs
  • Saturday, October 4 - Buffalo (Homecoming)
    • 2,374 lbs
  • Saturday, October 18 - Western Michigan
    • 905 lbs
  • Wednesday, November 12 - Kent State
    • 585 lbs
  • Friday, November 28 - Ball State
    • 700 lbs

Average weight collected per game: 1,216 lbs (.609 tons)
Total weight collected: 7,294 lbs (3.65 tons)

 

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)