Greening the Game
For a recap and results of Greening the Game 2014 click here
Saint Louis University has developed a collaborative partnership with Facilities Services, Athletics, Global Spectrum, Chaifetz Arena managers; and Sodexo, Chaifetz Arena's concessionaires to bring new environmentally-friendly sustainability efforts to athletic events at SLU.
What is Greening the Game?
Greening the Game is an event that promotes sustainability initiatives within college athletics. It helps promote awareness for sustainability within the community, as both SLU and the larger St. Louis metropolitan area come together in support of their local team.
When: February 22. Doors open at 5 p.m. for a pregame party and information session on sustainability and recycling. Game starts at 7 p.m.
Where: Chaifetz Arena
Who: SLU Billikens versus George Washington Colonials audience
- Pre-game activities: a party zone where fans can enjoy sustainable martinis made from Vodka from Purus, local beer from Schlafly, and sustainably-sourced snacks.
- Volunteers will assist fans in recognizing recyclable versus non-recyclable materials before and during the game, and provide information about general sustainable practices within the arena. They'll also talk to fans about sustainability at home.
- Shoe Donation: Fans are encouraged to bring used shoes for the Battle of the Boot competition, an ongoing event that supports the Shoe Man Project in supplying clean drinking water to areas without access.
How can you participate?
Help promote single-stream recycling at Chaifetz Arena by attending the Greening the Game event on February 22 and cheer on the men's Billiken basketball team as they take on the George Washington Colonials.
Green Ambassadors are needed to answer questions about single-stream recycling at the arena, to encourage recycling before and during the game, and to help to collect recyclable material left in the stands after the game ends.
To sign-up for volunteering, please fill out form.
For more information about what it means to be a Green Ambassador, follow this link.
What is the impact?
Since early 2013, more than 7 tons of recyclable materials have been diverted. This amount of recyclable material diverted from landfills is equivalent to the weight of one adult male elephant, three average size cars or 17,608 full cans of soda.
This year's Greening the Game event is a way to celebrate SLU's commitment to sustainability and the partnerships that have made this goal a reality. This event also symbolizes the ongoing efforts to more fully incorporate Billiken Athletics in the sustainability mission at SLU.
For more information about the results of the Green Game, follow this link.