Sustainability

Delaware North debuts ‘Seeds for Sustainability’ campaign in recognition of Earth Month

During April, guests will receive eco-friendly drink coasters to take home and plant.
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Delaware North is celebrating Earth Month with a “Seeds for Sustainability” campaign.

Through the program, 32,000 disposable coasters will be replaced with eco-friendly coasters that customers can plant at home. The coasters are embedded with pollinator wildflowers native to North America, including black-eyed Susan, corn poppy, spurred snapdragon, sweet alyssum and English daisy. These species attract bees and spread their pollen to food crops.

“These coasters were specifically sourced with pollinator seeds to support the ecosystem: One out of every three bites of food exists because of the efforts of pollinators,” Deb Friedel, Delaware North’s director of sustainability, said in a statement.

In addition, 27 locations managed by the foodservice provider will be serving Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing and plant-based Impossible Burgers as part of the April promotion. The venues cover Delaware North’s Parks, Travel, Gaming and Patina Restaurant Group divisions.

Locations participating in the program include Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite outside of Yosemite National Park; Patina Restaurant Group locations at Downtown Disney in Anaheim and Disney Springs in Orlando; Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; and Mardi Gras Casino & Resort in West Virginia. 

Along with Earth Day on April 22, this is the month to celebrate National Park Week, from April 16-24.

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