The Slash the Trash event at the Skydome on homecoming weekend was a huge success. We had over 20 volunteers come out to sort through waste generated by the Homecoming game and tailgating activities. Here is what we found: Cardboard: 423 lbs. Landfill: 1285 lbs. Food Waste: 340 lbs. Recycling: 433 lbs. Pepsi Cups: 133 lbs. Glass: 133 lbs. Bathroom: 50 lbs. Liquid: 278 lbs. All the waste adds up to 3,072 total pounds! Here are the percentages: 13.77% Carboard 41.83% Landfill 11.07% Food Waste 14.10% Recycling 4.33% Pepsi Cups 4.23% Glass 1.63% Bathroom 9.05% Liquid In total, we diverted 986 pounds from the landfill into recycling! That’s 32.1%! All…
NAU is performing a waste audit of the homecoming game waste stream at 10am on Sunday, October 20, to determine how to reduce our impact on campus and we need volunteers! All volunteers who commit to a 3 hour shift will be rewarded with Dining Dollars. To volunteer email us at email@example.com. Volunteers need: Sneakers Water Bottle Attire for being outside Be prepared to get dirty! Come early for free coffee and snacks. We’ll have a clean up station for after the audit. Meet at the dumpster at the corner of McConnell and San Francisco Street, below the Skydome.