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.

Thank You Zero Waste Volunteers!

Pack Football celebrated wins both on the field and in the stadium this season. Thank you to the 224 volunteers and 6 NC State student interns who helped the Zero Waste Wolfpack recycle 52,126 pounds and compost an additional 1,700 pounds at Carter-Finely Stadium.

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, NC State AthleticsWolfpack Sports Properties, and Waste Reduction and Recycling.

Wolfpack Nation

Watch this introduction video featuring Jeff Gravley to learn more about Zero Waste Wolfpack operations. Learn more at the NC State Zero Waste Gameday channel on YouTube!

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