Coastal Carolina Teal Goes Green During Football Game Vs. Campbell
CONWAY, S.C. - When the Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers take on Campbell University Sept. 15, the game will be powered by 100 percent Santee Cooper Green Power.
The game will be celebrated as a zero-waste game, where CCU’s sustainability team will work to divert the waste produced inside the stadium, suite areas and alumni tailgate through composting and recycling.
“We are excited to again partner with Santee Cooper for the Green Power game,” said Matt Hogue, CCU director of athletics. “Sustainability is a hallmark principle at CCU and the Green Power game provides a great platform to illustrate the University’s commitment. We also thank Santee Cooper for assisting with the promotion of the game and encouraging fans to support our Chanticleers during their first official season at the FBS level, college football’s highest level of competition.”
Santee Cooper and CCU are long-term partners in renewable energy. They partnered to put the first solar pavilion connected to the grid in the state on the shuttle stop on Chanticleer Drive East in November 2006. The solar panels produce about 16 kilowatts of power.
“Coastal Carolina has always been a great partner,” said Mike Poston, vice president of retail services at Santee Cooper. “We’re excited that the Chanticleers are taking this opportunity to share the benefits of Green Power with their fans.”
Santee Cooper Green Power was born in 2001 in Chanticleer territory at Horry County Solid Waste Authority. Now, Santee Cooper has 28 megawatts of clean, renewable Green Power from sources including six landfill methane gas-generating stations, one wind turbine and four solar arrays. Proceeds from Green Power sales have been used to build five additional solar farms and 28 Green Power Solar School demonstration projects, 25 of which partner with South Carolina’s electric cooperatives.
Green Power is Green-e Energy certified, which means it meets the environmental and consumer protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. Learn more at www.green-e.org.
For more information and to get your tickets to the game, call 843-347-8499 or 1-877-4CHANTS or visit www.GoCCUsports.com. This game is also Youth Day at CCU. Use promo code YOUTHSC for $10 tickets when buying tickets online for fans 13 and younger.
The Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics sponsors 19 athletic programs and more than 400 student-athletes who compete at the NCAA Division I level, including the FBS level for football. Coastal Carolina has been a member of the Sun Belt Conference since July 2016 and has claimed 13 conference championships to date. Overall, the Department of Athletics boasts one National Championship, 181 conference championships, 136 NCAA Championship appearances, 899 All-Americans, and 42 Academic All-Americas since 1986.
The Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics seeks to provide student-athletes with opportunities that empower them to reach their potential as responsible and productive citizens. The department fosters a culture of success that applies to students’ academic, athletic and personal development. Athletic participation has the potential to provide an added dimension to the overall college experience and to benefit students in their personal and professional challenges.