UC Davis was named the Diversion Rate Champion in the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2011 Game Day Challenge.
The diversion rate category measures the percentage of waste material that was diverted from landfills to be recycled or composted at home football games during the 2011 season.
UC Davis finished the season with a 93.1 percent diversion rate, best of any of the 75 competing universities.
UC Davis also finished second in the category of waste minimization per-person, which measures the amount of waste created per attendee.
Spectators at Aggie football games created an average of .124 pounds of waste per person, trailing only Central Connecticut State, whose fans created just .059 pounds per person.
— Trevor Cramer