Who Knew WashU? 4.6.16

rolls of field turf
Rolls of artificial turf removed from Francis Field are ready for their next stop June 23, 2012. (Photo: Mary Butkus/Washington University)

Question: In recognition of Earth Day this month, we have another environmental trivia question: What percentage of the 1 million pounds of artificial turf removed in the 2012 renovation of Francis Field ended up in landfills?

A) 35 percent

B) 70 percent

C) 9 percent

D) 0 percent

Answer: D) 0 percent. The university worked with the Teamsters and St. Louis Green to redirect the turf to local organizations for use in playgrounds and parks.

Congrats to this week’s winner, Linda Amos, of the Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, who will receive an ‘I Knew WashU!’ luggage tag!

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