News : UNH Wildcats go green: Football fans asked to be eco-friendly

Aug 21, 2009

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DURHAM — The University of New Hampshire's Athletics Department and the school's sustainability office are teaming up to help the UNH Wildcats football team go green this season.

When the team has its home opener on September 5 at Cowell Stadium, fans will be encouraged to dispose of their trash properly and use recycle bins in the parking lot and in, and around, the stadium, according to Amber Radzevich, a spokeswoman with the athletics department.

"For us, it's a starting point to start having a dialogue about it and make our fans more aware of it," Radzevich said Wednesday.

She said there will be signs posted around and in the stadium telling fans to take care of their waste and where to dispose of it. Volunteers will also be on hand at the September 5 game to help fans, she added.

Radzevich said the stadium's public address system will also ask fans to recycle and dispose of waste properly during football games as well as provide information about how many of the athletic department's corporate partners are also working to go green.  Read more here!