Sustainable Tailgating


College Park Scholars ETE Program and Facilities Management



This project was conceptualized by a group of undergraduate students in the College Park Scholars Environment, Technology, and Economy program. In partnership with Facilities Management, the goal of the project is to reduce the amount of trash left behind during tailgating events on campus. The grant was used to design and manufacture new signage to encourage tailgaters to dispose of their trash and recycling in the appropriate dumpsters. Dumpster flags were created and are placed on every set of tailgate dumpsters throughout campus. The students were also involved in coordinating volunteers to help gather trash and recyclables from visitors during home football games.