Be Green

Be Green

Be part of Notre Dame’s Sustainability Efforts to #GoIrish #BeGreen

At each home game, teams of volunteer students circulate through the Stadium, Joyce, Library, Bulla, Bookstore, and several other tailgate lots across campus, distributing blue recycle bags to tailgate fans and answering questions about single stream recycling.

Here are two ways you can help be a part of Notre Dame’s efforts to go green.  

* We’ve made recycling outside of the stadium convenient and easy for our tailgate fans. Large recycling and trash containers will be placed throughout the Stadium and Joyce (North) lots for guests’ use. Fans may leave their tied-up recycle and clear trash bags at their vehicles for pick-up or take them to one of the recycle/trash containers located in the parking lots.

Items you can recycle outside of the stadium (minus food and liquids, please)

  • Bottles – glass & plastic

  • Aluminum cans

  • Plastics #1 - #6 – (please make sure to place your Styrofoam in the trash)

  • Clean cardboard and clean paper (no wax coating, please)

  • Please place all other waste materials, including Styrofoam, in the clear bag provided. 

* We’ve also made recycling inside the stadium easy and convenient. Throughout the upper and lower level concourse areas you will find clearly marked green recycle containers where you can place your empty, purchased food containers.

  • Plastics #1 - #6 – including your empty souvenir popcorn bucket and your clean, empty nacho tray

  • Clean cardboard – like your clean, empty pizza tray and candy box

  • Clean paper – including the ND logo paper wrapped around your hot dog

  • Please place all other waste materials in the black container marked Landfill.

The Office of Sustainability, in partnership with the campus and local community, help to inform and create a more sustainable University by recognizing our responsibility to conserve the natural environment, promote long-term economic and social justice for all members of society, and foster an extensive focus on the connection between environmental stewardship and the Common Good.  

The Notre Dame Athletics Department is proud to partner with the Office of Sustainability this home season in showcasing the amazing sustainable features in the newly renovated Notre Dame Stadium.  

This season, a unique sustainability theme has been identified for each home game. These themes have a direct correlation to the renovations and upgrades you may experience on your Notre Dame Game Day. They will be showcased via the video board, ribbon board, stadium concourse monitors, and on social media.

Did you know? The new LED stadium lighting delivers improved broadcast quality, provides instant on and off capabilities and dimming controls, and reduces power consumption by 60%.  It’s better than a day game and saves money, too!

For more information on the sustainability efforts specifically targeted at tailgating activities, visit Game Day's Tailgating information. We hope you enjoy the upgrades to Notre Dame Stadium and across campus, with our continued efforts in making the home of the Fighting Irish green.  

Go Irish!  Be Green!