Marshall-Ohio game to work toward zero waste

Updated 23 weeks ago Special to HNN Provided by Marshall University

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. The football match-up this weekend between the Thundering Herd and the Ohio Bobcats will be waste free to the extent possible.

Marshall University’s Sustainability Department is sponsoring the event on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington. Zero Waste Event Productions, from Athens, Ohio will be working with university staff and volunteers during tailgating and throughout the game to reduce the amount of waste headed for the landfill to near zero.

“By recycling as much as we can, we reduce the cost of landfill waste haul, the amount of carbon dioxide and methane produced and the amount of plastic that ends up sitting in landfalls,” said Amy Parsons-White, sustainability manager.


“The definition of sustainability is the ability to be maintained,” said Parsons-White. “We should all be practicing sustainable techniques every day simply because it's what has to be done to keep our community at its current environmental and economic condition. Of course, we would all like to see these things improve, so we must go above and beyond. Education and raising awareness as a community is the perfect place to start.”

Volunteers are still needed.  To get involved, send an e-mail to  For more information on Marshall University’s Sustainability Department, visit

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