Homecoming brings the creativity out of many student organizations, especially in greek life.

For years, LSU sororities and fraternities have teamed up to create boards of painted pictures made out of rolled tissue paper.

The process is called pomping, and it is taken very seriously on sorority row.

Every sorority house creates their masterpiece in accordance with the theme of LSU's homecoming– this year's theme was "Geauxing Back in Time."

Once the signs are placed in the front yards of the houses, winners are chosen.

But what happens after homecoming festivities are over and the boards must be taken down?

Homecoming chair for the Pi Beta Phi sorority, Margaret Tullis, discusses the aftermath of pomping.

"We just put them in the trash; which unfortunately it's a lot of hard work that is only seen for like a few days and it's gone."

Last year, a group of students started an online petition to end pomping, receiving thousands of signatures. But lately, all of greek life is evolving and taking small steps to helping the environment in the midst of rolling all of the paper.

"It used to be in the past the entire board had to be pomped, but now we can like use paint on it, and so we're using a lot less paper than we would be" said Tullis. 

The paper used in pomping may not be able to be recycled, but Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences, Thomas Douthat, shares ways greek life can become more environmentally conscious.

“This issue could also be one where the greek organizations think about how they can reduce their solid waste impact throughout the year as a way of offsetting any potential damages for pomping; which is obviously a beautiful tradition and very important for school spirit," said Douthat.