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Collect a bag of litter or more and get a free T-shirt on Solid Green Day

Clemson’s Solid Green Day is this Friday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Mell Hall Plaza. This year the Solid Green committee has teamed up with Grab-A-Bag SC, a litter pick-up campaign initiated by South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette. Students, faculty and staff who volunteer will receive a bag to collect litter for approximately one hour and bring back to Mell Hall. Each participant will receive a Solid Green T-Shirt and be entered for a chance to win a football autographed by Dabo Swinney.

Clemson student picking up trash during Solid Green Day.
Clemson University students sort recyclable materials out of trash bags taken from around campus during a past Solid Green Day.

The Solid Green campaign began in 2006, when students noticed that the campus was covered in litter after Homecoming weekend. The tradition was created to raise campus awareness of littering, recycling, energy and water conservation and other environmental issues, promote cleanup activities and other events, and support student groups that encourage environmental awareness. It is now Clemson’s official anti-litter and environmental sustainability campaign.

Friday also happens to be America Recycles Day, a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States that will be celebrated in conjunction with the Solid Green Day event.