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Members of Alpha Kappa Chi help launch Zero Waste at UB Stadium.

UB has created a strategic plan to move the university toward Zero Waste.  Our goal is to reduce the amount of physical waste that is produced across our campuses.  The plan specifically focuses on how to improve UB's campus-wide recycling diversion rate and expand composting opportunities.

Zero Waste Stadium

Help UB Stadium go green, by ensuring fans recycle and compost!  Student Groups may volunteer to help the UB Bulls achieve ZERO WASTE.

Volunteers are needed for all 2014 home football games.  

  • Saturday, August 30 at 3:30 pm- Thank you for your help!
  • Friday, September 12 at 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 20 at TBD
  • Saturday, September 27 at TBD
  • Saturday, October 25 at TBD
  • Tuesday, November 11 at 8 pm
  • Wednesday, November 19 at 8 pm

Volunteers will be given a “UB Recycling Ranger” t-shirt, to ensure they are easily identifiable.  

A minimum of 15 volunteers per game are needed to implement Zero Waste games. 

Interested in volunteering? Let us know!

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Areas of focus

  • Understand perceptions and differing levels of recycling literacy across campus
  • Evaluate current state of recycling infrastructure
  • Research and identify best practice behaviors at AAU institutions and leading sustainability colleges and universities that would be scalable to UB
  • Develop specific outreach, engagement and communications strategies to reach more community members and at different levels
  • Document opportunities for cost avoidance and revenue generation related to waste reduction and propose ways to invest saved revenue
  • Develop specific action items management can implement with custodial staff to improve recycling efforts and program transparency
  • Create systematic tools to document recycling problems and solutions, in order to help identify recurring issues and build upon everyday accomplishments
  • Establish and implement campus criteria for purchasing indoor and outdoor recycling equipment to ensure program consistency
  • Create a plan to implement and/or improve recycling opportunities for Downtown Campus