In 2016, Ralphie’s Green Stampede established the nation’s first car-free, zero waste tailgate on Franklin Field. Every tailgate party gets a bag prepared with compostable and recyclable cookware from Eco Products and Ball to reduce plastic use. The RGS Zero Waste team manages waste on the field and engages fans on how to adopt more sustainable behaviors at tailgates.
Tailgate parties on Franklin Field will have a chance to be named Ralphie's Green Stampede Tailgater of the Game. One tailgate tent each game is named the Ralphie’s Green Stampede Tailgater of the Game.
As Tailgater of the Game, you’ll receive a Ralphie’s Green Stampede Tailgater of the Game flag to display for the rest of the season!
Answers to the question: "What kind of Buff will you be?"
Willingness to learn and improve Zero Waste practices
Water for the West Pledge
100% of Tailgate attendees have pledged to be a Water Wise Buff and to conserve water at home, work, and play.
No glass in tailgate boundaries
Use of compostable or reusable food service materials only (Remember, Don't Go Solo!)