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Student Volunteers Go Green for Penn Relays

April 25, 2014

For the second year in a row, the Penn Athletics Eco-Reps are working to "green" Penn Relays. This year's effort is even bigger and better than before thanks to the help of over forty "Green Team" student volunteers, as well as the involvement of local high school students. Penn Relays is the largest track & field event in the country, so this event presents a great opportunity for positive change. The Eco-Reps and their volunteers hope to reduce waste by handing out water on the track, encouraging recycling and compost, and educating fans at their outreach table in the Relays' Vendor Village with the National Resource Defense Council and Green Sports Alliance. These activities all aim to promote awareness and make the entire event more sustainable. 

Want to learn more? Visit the Eco-Reps in the Vendor Village to hear how you can get involved. Fans and athletes can use the hashtag #GreenPennRelays to show how they are doing their part to help the Relays go "green."

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