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May 7, 2015
Juice to reduce vegetable waste
We use a juice machine to juice vegetable trim waste.
April 24, 2015
Save coffee grounds
We save our coffee grounds in 5-gallon buckets.
March 9, 2015
Reduce waste: Sterilize the trash
In the process, the pulp becomes a sterile biomass suitable for compost or is tilled directly into the soil. It is picked up by our certified organic CSA.
March 5, 2015
Repurpose leftover food
The person who is wrapping up and labeling leftovers is required to tell the next-day staff at least one way the leftovers can be used.
Dec. 16, 2014
DIY farm market
There’s no space for us to invite local farmers to do a farmers market. So we had our produce company bring in local produce.
Dec. 3, 2014
We hosted a Farm to Table dinner in a greenhouse at The Seed Farm for 150 students and guests from five colleges and a hospital in the Lehigh Valley, Pa., area.
Sept. 26, 2014
Wasting zero at the game
We held a zero-waste night event at a recent basketball game. The goal was to bring environmental awareness to the arena while diverting 90% of waste from landfills to recycling bins and composters.
Sept. 22, 2014
Herb garden giveaway
One of the ways we celebrated Earth Day this year was by incorporating fresh herbs into some of the dishes served at each station, such as Mint Chicken and Basil Pasta.
Sept. 22, 2014
Earth Day garden
We launched an Herban Veggie Garden on our patio connected to our cafeteria in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich. We have about 15 planters of herbs and vegetables that we are able to harvest and use...
Sept. 18, 2014
Waste Stream Video
We have a single-stream recycling program because we don’t have the ability to compost.
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