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Keene State Honored by US EPA

April 3, 2013

Keene State College Recognized by US Environmental Protection Agency for Significantly Cutting Food Waste

Keene State College was honored by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for significantly reducing its food waste over previous years. Keene State College participated in the EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge, which invites organizations across the country to make better use of unused food through actions such as food donation and composting. Making better use of unused food also results in saving money and reducing environmental footprints and greenhouse gas emissions. In 2012, Keene State College donated 2,100 pounds of food and composted more than 79,000 pounds of food waste.

“We are very pleased to be recognized by the EPA for our efforts to reduce unused food waste. Sustainability is an extremely important value at Keene State College, and this is a demonstration of our commitment,” said Josef Quirinale, general manager of Keene State College Dining Services. “This accomplishment is possible due to collaboration among many people across campus, and the faculty, staff and students who participated in our dining facilities.”

More information on the program and other honored schools can be found in the EPA’s press release online.