Chick-fil-A Bowl hosts university sustainability summit
The Chick-fil-A Bowl will lead a group of universities in a “sustainability summit” Aug. 30 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta.
The one-day event will gather university leaders to share their sustainability efforts and learn about best practices in environmental sustainability, game officials said. Scheduled to attend are representatives from Auburn University, Florida State University, Georgia Tech, University of North Carolina, The University of Georgia, Louisiana State University, University of Mississippi, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University and Emory University.
The Chick-fil-A Bowl teamed with Coca-Cola Recycling LLC, Waste Management , Hagler Homrich Consulting and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority to begin a recycling program that featured nearly 700 beverage container recycling bins positioned throughout the GWCC, tailgating lots and the Georgia Dome. Specially marked recycling bags were distributed to and collected from tailgaters. Due to the partnership’s efforts, 12 tons, or 32 percent, of the total waste material generated on game day was diverted from landfills. The amount of recycled products saved 359 gallons of oil and 24,850 gallons of water, Chick-fil-A Bowl said.
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