Built in 1960, Beaver Stadium is home to the Penn State Nittany Lions who participate in the Big Ten Conference. Beaver Stadium is the second largest stadium in the Western Hemisphere, with a seating capacity over 110,000. Known for its tailgating, student section "S-Zone", whiteout games, the “wave” and floating Lion, the Stadium attracts thousands of fans to enjoy its games and traditions.
In addition to being the home of the famous Penn State football team, the stadium is also the home of STATERs: Students Taking Action to Encourage Recycling and is the site of the annual Trash to Treasure.
To ensure a safe and clean environment at the stadium the student-recycling group, STATERs, educates football fans about recycling. Wearing matching fluorescent green shirts and passing out big blue bags, the STATERs help collect some 87 tons of recyclables per season and keep the waste out of landfills. The money raised by reprocessing these items is donated to the Centre Country United Way.
Beaver Stadium also is the site of the annual Trash to Treasure event. Students donate items at the end of each spring semester, the items are sold to the community, and all proceeds are given to the Centre County United Way. Annually, this raises around $50,000for the charity. The event promotes huge sustainable incentives! Discarded goods are diverted from the landfill and are used by the community. This reuse saves 3,600 gallons of gasoline by avoiding hauling the 530 tons at 10 tons per load, 146 miles round trip to the landfill in Kersey, Pennsylvania. So next time you are near Beaver stadium, remember that football is not the only great thing being that takes place at the stadium!
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