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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...
Sept. 14, 2012
Instead of using hinged boxes for grab and go we went to a plastic bag with a lip that you tape down. It’s reduced our trash big time because it’s more compact than the boxes. It...
July 19, 2012
We partnered with our campus dairy to develop a replacement ice cream product for our soft-serve machines. We were able to achieve a better product at a lower cost, while expanding one of our...
July 19, 2012
We have a group called the Food Recovery Network, which is a group of students who volunteer each night and after special events to pick up all the usable leftovers and distribute them to area...
April 10, 2012
In an effort to increase traffic at our weekly farmers’ market, we set up our own stall and sold prepared foods made with the in-season produce being offered by the farmers. Not only did we...
Feb. 12, 2012
We partnered with Freecycle to encourage employees to bring in no-longer-needed items to win a chance for a farm-to-fork cooking class with our chefs. Everyone who participated was entered into a...
Aug. 22, 2011
Food Field Trips
We developed a field trip program called Culinary Learning Journeys, which takes students to local dairy farms, CSA farms and food production facilities. Students can meet farmers to learn about the...
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