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2009-01-15 16:35:09

Students at some of the dormitories at the University at Buffalo, N.Y., are making more careful food choices because they no longer use trays, officials said. The initiative is designed to substantially cut food waste, but it may also result in more careful food choices. We anticipate saving nearly 48,000 pounds of food waste this semester by going trayless in the three dining centers, said Jeff Brady, interim executive director for UB Campus Dining & Shops. The program can help reduce...

2008-10-22 09:00:20

In honor of today's Campus Sustainability Day, ARAMARK Higher Education, a world leader in providing professional services to more than 600 colleges and universities throughout North America, is working with its campus partners to incorporate Zero Waste practices into their sustainability plans. Zero Waste is the process of safely recycling all materials back into nature or the marketplace in a manner that protects human health and the environment. "If institutions can incorporate Zero...

2008-06-24 02:30:02

WASHINGTON _ Californians are the new diet police in Washington, using their enhanced influence to launch makeovers of the cafeterias and restaurants that serve the nation's most powerful lawmakers and their staffers on Capitol Hill. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco struck first, greening up the House cafeterias by bringing in more organic and locally grown food and biodegradable cutlery. Now Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein is leading the charge to privatize the...

2008-06-23 00:00:17

A POUND of food for every American every day. That's the amount wasted in U.S. grocery stores, restaurants, cafeterias and home kitchens, a government study found. It's happening while people around the world starve, and while food prices, gas prices, foreclosures and joblessness send more Americans to charitable food pantries. And the food banks are running out. Some food is tossed out because it is spoiled, but sometimes it goes to a landfill simply for cosmetic blemishes, The New York...

2008-05-31 15:00:31

By MERRY FIRSCHEIN, STAFF WRITER Lunchtime for elementary and middle school students means not only food but socializing outside of the classroom. Sometimes, however, noise levels in cafeterias can rise above an acceptable level, making it difficult for teachers and other school aides to keep control. Schools try to find the best way to let children be themselves and have some freedom to talk but, at the same time, keep control. Several companies make "traffic" lights specifically for...

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2008-02-27 09:55:00

A new online Encyclopedia of Life debuted yesterday, but quickly crashed on its first day of operation after its servers were overwhelmed by the high numbers of visitors to the site.  Scientists at the Encyclopedia of Life, which will ultimately contain over 1 million pages devoted to different species of life on Earth, sought advice from experts from the popular Web site Wikipedia, the leading free-content encyclopedia on the Internet.  "We've been overwhelmed by traffic,"...

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2007-01-21 12:45:00

LODI, N.J. -- The cafeteria lunch line at Columbus Elementary School moves quickly as students grab portions of carrots celery, apples and oranges. French fries and hamburgers, once cafeteria staples, aren't even offered. "I eat carrots or apples every day," said 10-year-old Alan Espino. He said he didn't notice that the bun holding his all-beef hot dog was whole wheat. Even the pizza available in the cafeteria has whole wheat crust. The school cafeteria looks radically different from those...