Is a Zero Waste Super Bowl Possible?

Over the years, I’ve had the great pleasure to work with a number of amazing, motivated, brilliant students dedicated to transforming society through their work in Greenlight Solutions student sustainability solutions group.  They work with local organizations to solve sustainability challenges confronting these groups.

One of these wonderful students and Greenlight alum and board member, Nate Gassman, has been working with Jack Groh to make major sporting events zero waste.  Nate’s position at Pepsico has enabled him to continue this work at next week’s Super Bowl.  This work has been featured in an article in Fortune Magazine. There is also a wonderful video with Jack and Nate that can be seen in this Business Insider Article.  For more details (and a silly video of Hines Ward dancing in support of recycling), see this website.

Some of my current students in my undergrad class on governance are engaged in a similar project with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to make the Arizona State Fair a Zero Waste event as well.  I’ll report back in a few months on their efforts.  I look forward to seeing what they do!

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