Women’s hockey cleans up Backyard

Sports Staff

The SDSU women’s hockey team has implemented a recycling program for the Backyard tailgate area behind the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center.  They took part in clean-up after the October 15th game and will do it again during the Jacks’ home finale against Southern Illinois on Hobo Day.

The team created a flier that included the team’s schedule, which were wrapped around a clear garbage bag.  The bags were distributed to each tailgate spot with extra bags being tied to posts and sides of dumpsters, giving the fans every opportunity to recycle their aluminum cans.  About 225 garbage bags were handed out and once the game was over, they picked up the bags and loose cans and had collected 100 bags, totaling 123 pounds. The effort was well-received by many who were tailgating before the game.

“The progress that was made in a matter of a week was great. Overall, I implemented this program to raise awareness for recycling and to show people how a simple choice to recycle a can makes a huge impact,” team advisor Christa Friedrich said.

The Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Committee (ESSC) has a comprehensive campus-wide recycling program that they hope to roll out early in 2012.