Zero Waste Wolfpack

Zero Waste Wolfpack

The Zero Waste Wolfpack program integrates fan experience, academic research, student leadership, and community engagement to actively work towards zero waste at NC State Athletics events.

Zero waste is possible, especially as we incorporate the enthusiasm of our #WolfpackNation fans, with our NC State student leaders and volunteers, operational efficiencies, and academic research being done by our NC State professors and others on sport ecology and fan engagement strategies.

Currently, the Zero Waste Wolfpack program is the cornerstone of sustainability at Carter-Finley Stadium. It unites our pregame tailgate & stadium recycling program, WE Recycle, with Carter-Finley Composts, an in-game compost collections program, under one umbrella. Zero Waste Wolfpack is a partnership with GFL Environmental, Coca-Cola, NC State AthleticsWolfpack Sports Properties, and Waste Reduction and Recycling.

Pre-Game Tailgating Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Engage & interact with fans by providing recycling bags to tailgaters for 2.5-3 hours prior to each home game
  • Provide instructions to fans on what can and cannot be recycled
  • Pass out koozies and other promotional items to those who display great recycling behaviors
  • Each volunteer will have a “buddy” to walk and work with through the tailgating lots with
  • Volunteers should be prepared to do a lot of walking while carrying a backpack of supplies (please let us know ahead of time if you require any special accommodations)
  • Click here for more information on gameday
  • Each person must sign up individually
  • Volunteer slots are on a first come, first serve basis
  • Only those selected will receive an email confirming attendance, game ticket, and parking pass info
  • Volunteers do not need to be affiliated with NC State University (students, faculty, and staff are welcome to volunteer with friends and family).
  • Volunteers under the age of 18 must submit a signed waiver and have an adult chaperone in attendance at all times.
  • Have a group of 10 or more? Please contact us!

During the Game Stadium Concourse Volunteer Responsibilities

  • You will be assigned to a zero waste station on the stadium concourse
  • Engage and interact with fans to help them properly sort their waste into the recycling, compost, or landfill bins
  • Keep the compost bins free of contamination
  • Change the bags of compost bins when full
  • Volunteers should be prepared to do a lot of standing! (Please let us know ahead of time if you require any special accommodations.)
  • Click here for more information on gameday
  • Each person must sign up individually
  • Volunteer slots are on a first come, first serve basis
  • Only those selected will receive an email confirming attendance and parking pass info
  • Volunteers do not need to be affiliated with NC State University (students, faculty, and staff are welcome to volunteer with friends and family).
  • Volunteers under the age of 18 must submit a signed waiver from a parent or guardian.
  • Have a group of 10 or more? Please contact us! Recognized NC State Student organizations can earn $200!
  • Have a group of 15 or more? Please contact us! Recognized NC State Student organizations can earn $300!

Our fan engagement, student development, collaborative partnership, and gameday operations have all been recognized with local, regional, and international awards.

Zero Waste Wolfpack

City of Raleigh Environmental Award, 2018

 

Zero Waste Wolfpack

Carolina Recycling Association, 2019