Sodexo, Tulane University Athletics, and Coca-Cola Partner to Prioritize Sustainability 

NEW ORLEANS, La. (September 5, 2023) – Sodexo, a leader in quality, multichannel, and flexible food experiences, announced today the company’s strengthened commitment to game-day sustainability through its partnership with Tulane University Athletics, The Coca-Cola Company, and local bottler, Coca-Cola Bottling Company United. Building on waste reduction commitments across campus, Sodexo, Tulane Athletics, and Coca-Cola will reward fans who are “caught” recycling during the September 9, 2023 Tulane Green Wave football game against the University of Mississippi. The engagement and awareness-raising activity will occur at Tulane University’s Yulman Stadium and be led by volunteers for Tulane’s Keep Louisiana Beautiful Affiliate.

“Sustainability is a core pillar for both Tulane University and Tulane Dining Services,” Wesley Turnage, General Manager, Tulane Dining Services said.  “Getting Caught Green Handed” allows us to put action behind those beliefs and has proved to be a great way to further that mission while getting our fans involved as well. We love this promotion.”  

Sustainability volunteers will distribute 60 concession stand vouchers to fans who are "caught" actively recycling during the first half of the game. Sodexo has previously partnered with Coca Cola on Get Caught Green-Handed events at Arizona State University (ASU), which have proven to be successful in diverting waste. Tulane University, a Keep Louisiana Beautiful Affiliate campus, Sodexo, and Coca-Cola are excited to partner together to increase the awareness of recycling at athletic events. #KeepOurWaveGreen.

“We at Coke United are proud to partner with Tulane University and Sodexo around all sustainability programs. The Coca-Cola Company continues to make advancements in the recyclability of our packaging and products. Our bottles are made to be remade, so we are excited to work with Tulane University and Sodexo to get every bottle back. Sustainability is embedded in our organization, and we are delighted that it continues to be top of mind among all Green Wave fans.” Rocky Weigand, Gulf States Division Director, Coca Cola United.

About Green Wave Athletics

Tulane University is located in the city of New Orleans. It is a city built on tradition and resiliency. The lessons Green Wave student-athletes have learned through their connection with this university and city have BUILT doctors, lawyers, business leaders, conference champions, all-conference players, All-Americans, professional athletes and NCAA tournament teams. The city of New Orleans has shaped us into who we are today. We are One City. We are Tulane. We are NOLA BUILT. Check out our story at

About Sodexo North America

Sodexo North America is part of a global, Fortune 500 company with a presence in 55 countries. Sodexo provides quality, multichannel and flexible food experiences, but also designs attractive and inclusive workplaces and shared spaces, manages and maintains infrastructure in a safe and environmentally friendly way, offers personalized support for patients or students and even creates programs fostering employee engagement. The company employs 90,066 people at thousands of sites in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam, and indirectly supports tens of thousands of additional jobs through its annual purchases of $20B in goods and services from small to large businesses. Sodexo North America is committed to focusing on tangible everyday gestures and actions through its integrated services to create a better every day for everyone and build a better life for all.

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