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.
UMass Amherst participates in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Game Day Challenge, 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.