Alaska Airlines Arena, Husky Stadium to promote green initiatives at sporting events
The University of Washington Athletic Department's sustainability program has chosen GreenDrop Recycling Stations to help implement their strategic sustainability plans for waste diversion at Alaska Airlines Arena and the newly renovated Husky Stadium.
The Athletic Department's sustainability committee, better known as the "Green Team," selected GreenDrop Recycling Stations from Pacific Cascade Corporation as an instrumental part of the recycling and composting program at both venues, where over 730,000 guests attend annually.
GreenDrop Recycling Stations reduce landfill contributions by users easily self-sorting recyclable and compostable items so are not placed in the landfill waste stream. Self-sorting reduces the Athletic Department's environmental footprint while minimizing expenses and being fiscally responsible through sustainable operations.
The UW Athletic Department is a member of the Green Sports Alliance, and was one of the first collegiate organizations to join the Alliance. "We wanted to continue being on the forefront and enhance our environmental performance," commented Aubrey Batchelor, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Coordinator. "We're committed to promote green initiatives at home sporting events."