Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The love fest continues

This post features someone else doing things right, and that got me thinking, maybe I should devote a series of posts to Companies Doing The Right Thing.

I had lunch yesterday in St. Olaf's Stav Hall. There was a great variety of food, and it was good-tasting, too. As for the green aspects, WOW. There were signs encouraging students not to take more food than they could eat, results of an audit showing how much food was wasted and suggestions for how to improve, hormone-free local milk, fair-trade coffee, there were no throwaway plates, containers, trays or utensils and there were lots of healthful options. The food-service manager also buys local fruits and grains in season. And they're working on buying grass-fed beef! Way cool.

To read more about their environmental initiatives, click here.

Bon Appetit is the company that runs St. Olaf's food service, and they have information about their sustainable and socially responsible choices for food.

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