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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.
Sept. 9, 2014
Sustainable cooking techniques
We collaborated with our sustainable dining interns to create a Basic Cooking Techniques cooking class certification, which ranged from knife skills to sanitation to soups, sauces and proteins...
Sept. 3, 2014
Due to our strong focus on wellness and sustainability, three years ago Luther College began providing Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) reimbursements to faculty and staff.
Aug. 11, 2014
We created a Sustainable Products Project blog using Blogspot, Google Maps and Google Earth. Once we identify local food items that we use they are imported into the blog. The item then has travel...
May 10, 2014
Technology encourages recycling
To enhance our recycling program on campus, we sell reusable beverage cups for use in the new Marketplace in the student union. Each cup is embedded with an RFID chip that allows students to obtain...
Nov. 16, 2012
Clark Dining Hall at NCSU is teaming with the NCSU Biodiesel Club to reuse the waste fryer oil to make biodiesel for use on the NCSU Farm. This biodiesel is a nontoxic and biodegradable fuel that...
Oct. 15, 2012
Iced coffee is a popular seller in one of our retail units. Since it was so popular we started selling Iced Coffee Floats by adding local ice cream. The coffee is fair-trade certified and the ice...
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