HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Marshall University sports fans are
being asked to take their love of green a step further this year.
In addition to wearing the school color at sporting events,
they'll be reminded to go green for the environment.
Starting with the Thundering Herd's home football opener on
September 8th, fans will see large recycling bins placed throughout
the stadium. And people who park in paid lots for the game will
receive large green plastic bags to use for recycling their plastic
bottles and aluminum cans.
Greg Adolfson with the state Department of Environmental
Protection says a lot can be done at sporting events to reduce the
impact on the environment.
The recycling program will also be conducted at men's and
women's basketball games. It's coordinated by DEP's Rehabilitation
Environmental Action Plan.
The program mirrors one started at WVU last year that resulted
in the recycling of more than 180,000 cans and bottles. The
proceeds, about $2,000, went to WVU Children's Hospital. Proceeds
from Marshall's recycling program will go to Goodwill.