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Game Day Challenge

How can Lehigh help athletic events become more green? By hosting the Game Day Challenge! Help Lehigh win by recycling at the Lehigh vs. Yale game on October 3!

For the third year in a row, the Office of Sustainability is partnering with Dining Services, Athletics, Facilities, and Brickman to raise awareness on waste reduction through this national competition. The Game Day Challenge is a competition against other universities across the nation through five categories in which universities can win by reducing waste. These categories are Waste Generation, Recycling, Organics Reduction, Diversion Rate, and Greenhouse Gas Reduction. All categories are scored per capita. Last year, Lehigh focused on the Diversion Rate category and scored a 35.5%, with a ranking of 31/53.

We want you to help Lehigh be a Game Day winner this year!

How can you help? Know the do's and don'ts about recycling. Lehigh's recycling is single stream, which means you can throw all recycling in one bin! All plastic bottles #1-3, 5,7, aluminum, glass and paper can all be recycled. Watch out for your #6 plastic solo cups during tailgates; those cannot be recycled here, so try to bring recyclable or reusable cups instead. If you are attending the game that day, be aware of volunteers in green vests coming around during tailgates. They will be passing out recycling and trash bags with information fliers to help fans recycle. Volunteers will also be engaging fans with games and giveaways (just wait for the Game Day golf cart to drive past your tailgate area). Also, visit our tent in the stadium to get more information and participate in our challenge. We will also be having an Instagram contest where you take a picture of yourself recycling and post it to Instagram to win a VIP Sideline Experience during the game.

Want to help more than just recycling at the game? Become a volunteer at the Game Day Challenge!  Food and beverages will be provided for all volunteers.  

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