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Central Conn. Univ. wins trash reduction contest

Thursday - 1/12/2012, 5:07am  ET

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - Federal officials say Central Connecticut State University is among five schools nationwide to win an annual contest challenging students to reduce trash at their college football games.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says CCSU had the least amount of waste generated per person at its 2011 home football games. Many items are wrapped in light tissue rather than served on trays or in boxes.

Yale University came in second in that category during EPA's yearly Game Day Challenge.

More than 75 schools nationwide participated, including Harvard University, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Brown University, University of Rhode Island and Bryant University.

University of California at Davis, the University of Virginia and New York's Marist College took top honors in other categories for recycling, cutting greenhouse gas and other actions.


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