Zero Waste Contest

Fan of Athletics, environment, sensible economics, and competition?   ASWSU, WSU Athletics, WSU Waste Management, WSU Sustainability, Unifi/Repreve, and the PAC12 are holding a contest inviting students to play a creative role in bolstering recycling at the November 23rd game against Oregon State University.


The PAC12 has hosted Road to Zero Waste Contests since 2016.  This year PAC12 is teaming with Unifi to help improve waste management at all campuses in the conference.  Unifi provides grant money to help with education and outreach for each university’s unique concepts.  The conference selects winners in different categories such as “amount of waste diversion” and “most creative concept.”  The winners are highlighted by the PAC12 on websites and events throughout the year.

2022 Contest

WSU announced the first collaborative project with Coca-Cola.

The Thursday, March 3, 2022 men’s basketball game against Oregon State University was a Road to Zero Waste event.  WSU in coordination with PAC12 hosted an annual Zero Waste Challenge at a men’s basketball game.  WSU competed with other conference members on diversion rates, creativity, and engagement.

Coca-Cola, WSU-Athletics, and WSU-Sustainability hosted a contest open to WSU students.  The students needed to submit an idea on how to promote waste minimization, waste diversion, and sustainability through education and outreach.  The submission wass simply an email to Jason Sampson describing your idea. 

What does winning mean?

  • Paid internship to help make the event happen with support from WSU and Coca-Cola staff.
  • Funds from Coca-Cola and other sponsors to make your ideas come to life.
  • Fantastic addition to your resume.
  • Knowledge you made a positive impact at WSU
  • Win the PAC12 Zero Waste Contest for your school

Winners will be selected by a committee representing Coca-Cola, WSU Athletics, and Sustainability.  Multiple winners may be selected.

2019 Contest

We are asking all Registered Students Organizations to be creative and tell us how we can reduce waste with the focus on Roger’s Field, a.k.a. Cougville and Hollingberry Fieldhouse.  Before October 4, submit your winning idea and play an integral role in building our Road to Zero Waste.

Last year, a Marketing Student Chase Cunningham, contributed the winning slogan, maybe this is your year!