Ralphie’s Green Stampede needs volunteers for the Buff’s football season opener against Texas Christian University on Friday, September 2nd. CU has one of the oldest and most respected sports sustainability programs in the country. At every home game RGS volunteers help educate fans on how to dispose of their waste correctly. As Folsom Field is the nation’s oldest zero waste NCAA stadium there are no public landfill bins in the stadium. Everything bought at the stadium can either be recycled or composted. Volunteers act as zero waste goalies at waste stations to make sure our recycling and compost streams are as clean as possible. Last season CU won the Pac-12 innovation award for our zero waste program, including the debut of plastic-free aluminum cups.
Volunteers shifts start an hour and a half before kick off and run through the end of the third quarter. Volunteers help educate fans, top sort recycling bins and swap full bags. Volunteers get a a free ticket to the game, an RGS t-shirt and a meal voucher. Gloves and training are both provided.