Many events at UMass Amherst are working on ways to reduce their impact on the environment and have developed plans focused on waste reduction.
CNS strives to be a zero-waste event with a cross-campus Green Event Planning Team that includes members from Auxiliary Services, Physical Plant, and CNS.
Request to use one of our outdoor water stations in place of plastic water bottles at your next event.
UMass Amherst participated in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Game Day Challenge until 2018, a national collegiate competition where colleges and universities implement recycling and compost programs to reduce waste at football games and tailgates.
The New2U program collects unwanted items each spring during move-out and resells these collected items each fall during move-in.
This guide aims to streamline the planning process as well as provide tips and examples for follow-through to implementing a successful zero-waste event.