We're committed to protecting and improving the environment by weaving an essential Green Thread through every aspect of our business.
Employees from ARAMARK and the Student Conservation Association (SCA) recently partnered to complete conservations service projects in nine cities across the country to celebrate 40 years of Earth Day. The events, which were held at urban parks and green spaces in Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Pittsburgh, Seattle and Washington D.C, included habitat and riparian restoration, tree planting, trail building and maintenance. Over 100 employees from ARAMARK, mostly from ARAMARK Higher Education, helped: Read more.
- The University of Virginia's student-initiated food composting program has received a silver medal in the 2010 Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards. Read more.
Seminole Dining celebrated Earth Day on March 24, 2010 with many other organizations on the Florida State University's Union Green. Several tables were prepared with sustainable initiatives implemented by Seminole Dining to aid informing students and faculty of ways we are using compostable containers, reducing waste by recycling, practicing energy conservation, and much more. Read more.
The celebration of Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, 2010, is extra special this year as Earth Day celebrates its 40th Birthday! ARAMARK Higher Education accounts throughout the country will be celebrating Earth Day with a special "Happy bEARTHday Earth Day" party including programs to highlight ARAMARK's focus on environmental stewardship. Read more.
In an effort to further advance their sustainability program, Gator Dining Services has created an internal network of Green Team captains across campus dining locations. Read more.
As an attempt to expand Hopkins's sustainability initiative, Hopkins Dining is implementing the JHU Dining Food Chain Program, which hopes to educate the Hopkins community about the importance of the local Baltimore food chain. Read more.
NYU Dining helped meal plan members support Sustainability Day by giving them the opportunity to donate Dining Dollars to Million Trees NYC. Read more.
Bama Dining was presented with a framed copy of SGA resolution 39-09, which thanked Bama Dining for its go green initiatives on campus at the SGA Senate meeting Thursday. Read more.
Dining Services at W&M has been one of the most forward-thinking and proactive units on campus in terms of embracing and improving sustainability, partly because of the new environmentally-friendly mindset of our dining vendor, Aramark. In particular, Larry Smith and Matt Moss, the directors of Dining Services here at the College (and Aramark employees), have been extremely helpful in working alongside of COS and various student groups to improve sustainable practices in the dining halls. Read more.
Along with all the entrees and salad bars, Campus Dining Services (also known as Aramark) has been serving up some changes to more than just the menu this school year. Read more.
ARAMARK Higher Education, a world leader in providing professional services to more than 600 colleges and universities throughout North America, has partnered with Clean Air-Cool Planet (CA-CP), the leading science-based non profit organization dedicated solely to finding and promoting solutions to global warming, to support CA-CP`s development of the "CHarting Emissions from Food Services" (CHEFS) food service carbon calculator. Read more.
On September 17th, 2009, ECU teamed up with ARAMARK to host the 1st Annual ECU Farmer's Market, with a locally-grown feast that followed in Todd Dining Hall. The Farmer's Market took place at the bottom of College Hill Drive, and was open to all ECU students, faculty, and staff, as well as those outside the campus community. Read more.
On March 28, ARAMARK joined students and staff to sponsor "Dine in the Dark" on the Florida State University campus. This successful event was part of the World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour, which asked people across the globe to promote sustainability by turning their lights off between 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM. Read more.
ARAMARK announced last week that it intends to increase its sustainability practices at 600 campuses nationwide by 2010. This is in line with their commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship, a vision they share with the University and students. Read more.
Longwood University's dining hall is doing its fair share in the university's sustainability campaign. The decision to go trayless has reduced food waste by nearly two-thirds, surpassing even the expectations of Longwood Dining Services/ARAMARK officials. Read more.
When students in the Brandeis University Greening class wanted to focus their class project on sustainability and bringing more local produce to campus, ARAMARK was happy to help. Now, thanks to their efforts, Brandeis has an on-campus farmer's market. Better yet, 100% of the market's proceeds are being "recycled" back into the innovative Greening class. Read more.
ARAMARK is working with its campus partners to incorporate Zero Waste practices – the process of safely recycling all materials back into nature or the marketplace in a manner that protects human health and the environment – into their sustainability plans. Programs include tray-less dining, composting, recycling and implementing reusable utensils and packaging. Several ARAMARK campus partners have already made commitments to Zero Waste practices, including Portland State University, the University of Florida, Baylor University, Brandeis University, Salem College, Elon University and many more. Read more.
Green French fries? You bet! ARAMARK is working to implement a program that recycles spent frying oil so it can be used as biodiesel fuel.
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