EPA Food Recovery / Waste Reduction Challenge
The EPA Food Recovery Challenge has 3 main goals for participants:
- Save money
- Help Communities
- Protect the Environment
The Game Day Challenge
The Game Day REcycling Challenge is a friendly competition for colleges and universities to promote waste reduction at their football games. During the challenge, colleges and universities implement waste reduction programs during home football games. Schools track and report waste reductions and disposal data that is used to rank the the schools.
The competition is run by a partnership of the College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC), RecycleMania, Keep AMerica Beautiful (KAB) and EPA's WasteWise program.
EWU's Goal for this year's Challege is:
- Produce 3 Zero-Waste games. Zero-waste means that 90% or more of the materials that are disposed of at the game are reused or recycled.
EWU Game Day Challenge Dates:
- September 19, 2015 vs Montana State
- October 10, 2015 vs Cal Poly
- October 31, 2015 vs Weber State
If you want to know more about this challenge or you are interested in promoting recycling on campus, please contact Scott Buck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sodium Reduction in Communities Program
EWU Dining Services has partnered with Spokane Regional Health District to increase the availability of lower sodium foods on campus. Since the high sodium intake in the American diet primarily comes from processed and restaurant foods, EWU Dining Services is taking steps to improve the health of the EWU community.