Going Green

tupperware reusable container
Eighty percent of Northwest Community Hospital's customers are our employees, so asking them to participate in the reusable-container program was easy...
pigs farm
Our dishwasher raises pigs, so the majority of the food waste goes to feeding them. A lot of residents worry about wasting food, so we reassure them.
juicer green juice
We use a juice machine to juice vegetable trim waste.
coffee grounds cups
We save our coffee grounds in 5-gallon buckets.
food waste 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.
food containers leftovers
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.
market fresh produce
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.
locavore feast
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.
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.
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.

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