Updated: Friday, 27 Jan 2012, 7:12 AM EST
Published : Friday, 27 Jan 2012, 7:12 AM EST
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) - Federal environmental officials will be in New Britain to present an award to Central Connecticut State University for winning a contest that challenged students to reduce trash at their college football games.
Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and Congressman Chris Murphy are scheduled to present the 2011 Game Day Challenge Award to CCSU officials and students Friday morning.
CCSU was among five colleges nationwide that won the competition's different categories. EPA officials say Central generated the least amount of waste per person at its 2011 home football games. Yale came in second in that category.
More than 75 schools competed in the contest. The EPA says the participating schools recycled or composted more than 500,000 pounds of waste from football games.