|Liaison||Mary Ellen Mallia|
|Submission Date||Jan. 15, 2016|
Director of Environmental Sustainability
Finance and Business
The university has begun to institute a composting program, targeting dining hall and office food waste.
Swipe With A Purpose - Student group on campus allows students to donate unused meal trades. The purpose of the group is to provide students with the tools to spread knowledge and awareness of hunger in our local community; To provide food to local non-profit food banks/kitchens by encouraging students to donate their “meal trades,” and university designated “munch money,” and “podium money” throughout the academic year.
The dining hall staff are taught to minimize pre-food waste and and compost. The university contracts with Sodexo, which has a waste management initiative called Lean Path where pre-consumer food waste is weighed.
The dining hall staff are taught how to sort and correctly compost student-produced food waste. In addition, Sodexo teamed with the Office of Environmental Sustainability to conduct a weigh the waste event on World Food Day for the past two years.
|Yes or No|
|Paper, plastics, glass, metals, and other recyclable containers||Yes|
|Food for animals||No|
|Plant materials composting||Yes|
|Animal bedding composting||No|
|White goods (i.e. appliances)||Yes|
|Residence hall move-in/move-out waste||Yes|
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