The VC Green Program was brought about through discussions with our friends at the Ultimate Players Association (now USA Ultimate) about how the events that we sponsor could be more green. The program launched at the 2007 UPA Club Championships by bringing recycling to the beautiful polo club fields for the first time. We also introduced the VC Green Cup, a reusable plastic cup that was given to players and required to get free beer throughout the event. It was a hit. The cup alone helped to reduce the amount of waste and clean up time considerably.
Since it's inception, the VC Green Program has supported recycling and other Green initiatives at every Ultimate championship event in North America.
VC Green Program
VC's recycling efforts and the 2008 & 2009 UPA Club Championships. Recyclable containers were built to collect cans and bottles around the site.
We are excited to work on new green initiatives with our community. If you have an idea that you think that VC can help with, please let us know.
- Keep it simple and use your local resources.
Tie a clear recycling bag to the handle of your garbage cans. This will stop people from throwing garbage into an open recycling container either by accident or ignorance, while providing an obvious place for conscientious people to put their cans and bottles. You�ll probably get a bag worth of recycling per team attending the event� have every player on the hosting team take one home and you�re done!
- Make sure that there is water available at every field.
If players have easy access to water, they won�t bring as many of their own smaller water bottles to the event.
- Water bottles - the Green players pack item.
Invest $2-5 from your player fee income in a reusable water bottle. Brand it with your event�s logo and it also serves as an appreciated keepsake and a powerful branding tool.