Cal Zero Waste partners with Cal Athletics to bring waste education and diversion efforts to the large-scale football and basketball games held on campus. Each football and basketball season, Cal participates in the PAC-12 Zero Waste Bowl (football) and PAC-12 Road to Zero Waste Competitions (basketball). All PAC-12 campuses compete against each other in zero waste and are ranked in a few categories: Waste Diversion, Partnerships and Innovation.
So far, Cal is the 5-time champion (2015-2019) of the Overall Winner category in the PAC-12 Road to Zero Waste Competition. In the most recent season (2019), Cal also received the Student Athlete Engagement award as well! Visit the PAC-12 Team Green Website for more details about our win!
Read more about our efforts below.