At Saturday’s Homecoming football game, the Bowdoin Green Athletes, under the direction of Alex Tougas ’14, became the first school in the New England Small College Athletic Conference to compete in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Game Day Challenge.
The Game Day 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 and track their progress. The Green Athletes reached an 81.8% diversion rate, which represents recyclables and food waste diverted from the landfill, and saved approximately a half-metric ton of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. Results from the 2012 Game Day Challenge will be announced in December. Learn more about the Bowdoin Green Athletes.