For the first time, the all-campus picnic that followed the convocation ceremony August 23 produced zero waste.
During the picnic, 15 members of the student-led Campus Dining Green Team were stationed throughout the picnic area to help students, faculty and staff members sort their waste into compost and recycle bins.
In all, more than 1,010 pounds of compost were collected and 1,500 water bottles were recycled.
A student team will lead a zero waste initiative in Lubbers Stadium at the home opener football game against Azusa Pacific University September 7.
Find out more about Campus Dining’s sustainability initiatives at www.gvsu.edu/campusdine.