Fall is on the way and with that comes football season and, in Texas, that means one thing—tailgating. If you aren’t familiar with tailgating, it’s very simple, you park at or near the stadium and prepare to cheer on your team. How does one tailgate? Another simple answer. Gather your group to share eating and drinking while watching the pregame shows and talking predictions. As you can imagine, such a gathering can leave quite a large footprint behind, but what if that didn’t have to be the case? What if there were ways to help eliminate that footprint? With that in mind, we curated a list of ways to leave no trace after tailgating for your favorite team.
Let’s start at the beginning, going to the stadium. Meet your family and friends at someone’s house before heading out to the game and carpooling from there. Not only does carpooling lessen the number of cars traveling to the game but meeting up prior to the tailgate gives you time to do a food/utensil inventory to ensure you are taking everything you need and not more. Carpooling can also help with the cost of parking. If there are several people in the car you can split the cost of parking and save some money. Most importantly, sharing a ride with others provides an opportunity to have a designated driver to ensure everyone comes back home safe and sound.