COLONIAL CLASH RALLY T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE; UNH AND EARTHTEC PARTNER WITH GILLETTE STADIUM

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. –  EARTHTEC, a sustainable lifestyle apparel brand, and the University of New Hampshire, one of the most environmentally aware universities in the nation, announce their partnership with Gillette Stadium, promoting green practices at the first-ever college football game in New England history – "The Colonial Clash." This year's annual rivalry between the UNH Wildcats and the UMass Minutemen will be played at the 68,756-seat Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots, on Saturday, October 23, at 3:30 p.m.

As part of UNH's partnership with EARTHTEC, there will be two commemorative Colonial Clash tee-shirt designs marking this historical event in a sustainable way. The first will be a navy blue shirt available to Wildcat fans at Cowell Stadium for the homecoming football game against Richmond on October 9 at 12 p.m. These navy blue shirts will also be on sale on the UNH Athletics web store and at Town & Campus, Inc., 56 Main Street in downtown Durham. EARTHTEC will donate a portion of proceeds from its tee-shirt sales back into the University's sustainability programs.

The second tee-shirt, an exclusive Foxboro-edition organic cotton gray tee created by the Patriots design team and produced by EARTHTEC, will be available only on Colonial Clash game day at Gillette Stadium's concession stands. A limited amount of both tee-shirt designs will be sold, so fans are encouraged to act fast.

The Colonial Clash tee-shirts will allow football fans to proudly wear environmentally-friendly apparel that supports their team and the environment. EARTHTEC develops top-quality, impeccably-designed lifestyle "apparel with a conscience" using the most innovative, responsible eco-friendly textiles in the world.

EARTHTEC has been partnering with a variety of sports teams, including the UNH Wildcats and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, providing more eco-friendly giveaways than have historically been distributed at major sporting events.  EARTHTEC also encourages fans to be more eco-conscious and has received strong support from the New England Patriots for their contribution and mission to promote sustainability.

"Working with UNH continues to be a pleasure," says Dennis Randall, Owner and CEO of EARTHTEC. "The Colonial Clash is yet another tremendous opportunity for us to

work in partnership on sustainable initiatives. I am excited to bring the Patriots and UMASS into this mix as they also share a strong commitment to products and practices that do right by the environment."

"Only through great collaborations like we have with EARTHTEC can we literally take our game to another level," UNH Director of Athletics Marty Scarano said. "EARTHTEC shares a vision with UNH athletics and their support is much appreciated."

Tickets for the "Colonial Clash" are currently available for purchase through UNH at the Whittemore Center Arena Box Office by calling 603-862-4000 x 5. Club seats are $30, lower-bowl seats are $25 and there is a discounted student ticket available for $10.  All ticket prices include parking. UNH student tickets are only being sold at the Whittemore Center Arena Box Office. Please note that a valid UNH Student ID is required at the time of purchase. No student tickets will be available to purchase at Gillette Stadium on game day. Group sale discounts and incentives for parties of 20 or more are available through Gillette Stadium by calling 1-877-438-7387. Pregame reception information is available for UNH fans by clicking here.

About UNH

UNH is a leader in conserving energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and integrating sustainability throughout its curricula, operations, research, and engagement efforts. UNH has earned many accolades for its sustainability initiatives, including awards and recognition from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Sustainable Endowments Institute, Sierra Club, Princeton Review, and Business NH Magazine. Highlights of its sustainability commitment include EcoLine™, an innovative landfill gas-to-energy project that will provide up to 85 percent of the university's energy needs; having the largest transit system in the state; being the first in the nation to receive an EPA Energy Star building rating for residence halls; a new EcoGastronomy dual major; a graduate certificate in sustainability politics and policy; and innovative research and engagement efforts like Carbon Solutions New England and the NH Farm to School program.

About EARTHTEC:

The EARTHTEC team is a spirited and optimistic group of seasoned garment industry professionals who believe that each of us can make a difference, all of us can change the world. This guiding principle motivates them to produce apparel that embodies this passionate commitment to sustainable design and manufacturing. EARTHTEC has created a unique business model that's much more efficient for the company, their customers and the planet. They buy yarn and do their own knitting, dyeing, finishing, embroidery and ship directly to the end user, reducing energy and waste. When people wear EARTHTEC products, they can be proud of their contribution to Leap Greener to a more sustainable world. For more information or to purchase apparel visit:  www.earthtec.com. Also please be sure to visit, share, and like EARTHTEC on Facebook.

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