Students, faculty and staff can help make the Clemson University campus more green on Solid Green Day presented by BASF next Wednesday, October 27.
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., volunteers can help pick up litter, weigh the collected waste, assist in recycling and composting it and improve water quality with plantings. To volunteer, complete this sign-up form. Volunteers will receive Solid Green Day T-shirts and meal vouchers.
There will be a Solid Green Day Sustainability Fair at the Outdoor Amphitheater, where volunteers can pick up bags, gloves and masks and connect with sustainability organizations that include EcoReps and Adopt-a-Stream, as well as representatives of the recycling and composting programs.
The trash the volunteers collect will be weighed and recycled or composted, according to Dave VanDeventer, Clemson’s recycling manager.
“Solid Green Day is an opportunity to help make Clemson greener as we learn and engage together,” said Marcus Curry, Solid Green Committee chair and sustainability coordinator for Aramark.
Athletics and BASF provided funding for Solid Green Day and other Clemson University sustainability programs through their partnership.
“Everyone at Clemson University truly appreciates the financial support from our good friends at BASF,” Curry said.
The Solid Green Day activities are just part of a month-long campaign that includes the Mascot Recycling Challenge and the Your Bottle Means Jobs effort to remind everyone to recycle plastic bottles.
The Mascot Recycling Challenge pits Clemson against other universities in the Carolinas to see which recycles the most plastic bottles and whose mascot video gets more likes on these social media sites:
- Facebook – @SCDOC.YourBottleMeansJobs
- Instagram – @urbotlmeansjobs
- LinkedIn – @your-bottle-means-jobs
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