It’s never too late to think green. As a new academic year begins, so too does Clemson’s Zero Waste Challenge (ZWC).
Clemson departments, colleges, student clubs, and other teams participate by completing challenges like skipping the straw, incorporating a green tailgating tip, or volunteering for a sustainability event. When the challenges are completed, teams post their success on their social media accounts, tagging @CURecycling and using the #ClemsonZWC hashtag. Teams earn cool prizes, such as a reusable straw, sweatshirt with ZWC logo, or even a football signed by Coach Swinney! Challenges are tiered from level 1 to level 4, with the level number equal to the number of points earned for completing that challenge (e.g. team completes a level 4 challenge, it earns 4 points).
The ZWC is brought to Clemson by Recycling Services, along with its partners, Solid Green Club, EcoReps, Clemson University Student Government, Athletics, Dining, Clemson Home, Inside Clemson, and University Facilities.
As part of Recycling Services’ mission to support and foster a greener campus and encourage environmentally conscience decisions, the semester long challenge reminds students, faculty and staff to think green.
Check out the ZWC site for a complete list of prizes, the official ZWC scoreboard, and other information.