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Fighting Illini, Fighting Waste (In Progress)
Recent Project Updates
In coordination with the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics; the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment; Facilities & Services; and Coca-Cola, the university is pursuing a concerted effort to increase recycling and reduce waste at athletic events. Fighting Illini, Fighting Waste is a high-visibility, evergreen campaign concept formed at the university's weekly sustainability calls with Coca-Cola. On November 14, 2022, in light of America Recycles Day celebrated annually on November 15, the university held its inaugural Fighting Illini, Fighting Waste event at State Farm Center.
Coca-Cola is partnering with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign on a holistic campaign to bring recycling awareness to campus. The company is partnering with the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, University Housing, the Illini Union, the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment, F&S, and others to keep plastic and metal drink containers out of the campus waste stream. Fighting Illini, Fighting Waste targets athletic events specifically.
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Primary Contact:Daphne Hulse
Proposed September 15, 2022Proposed by Morgan WhiteInvestigated September 26, 2022Investigated by Daphne HulseStarted November 14, 2022Started by Daphne Hulse