New England colleges combine forces to reduce waste

Twenty-three colleges form partnership with EPA’S Food Recovery Challenge.

April 24—More than 20 colleges in New England have joined the EPA's Food Recovery Challenge, which encourages schools to pledge to reduce food waste going to disposal on their campuses.

The challenge encourages organizations to donate and/or recycle as much of their excess food as possible. This doubles the participation of the challenge in 2013; 11 New England colleges and universities were already participating in the challenge.

The colleges and universities who joined the program this year are:


College of the Holy Cross, Worcester
Lesley University, Cambridge
Salem State University, Salem
Westfield State University, Westfield
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Boston College, Chestnut Hill
Worcester State University, Worcester
Tufts University, Medford
Assumption College, Worcester
Wellesley College, Wellesley
Bentley College, Waltham

Rhode Island
Johnson & Wales University, Providence
Roger Williams University, Bristol
University of Rhode Island, Kingston

University of Maine, Farmington
University of Maine, Orono
College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor

Lyndon State College, Lyndon
Johnson State College, Johnson
Vermont Technical College, Randolph

New Hampshire
Plymouth State University, Plymouth

University of Connecticut, Storrs
Wesleyan University, Middletown

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