By Steve Hansen | Photography by Jordan Hartman ’02
Dining and Culinary Services’ new composting program is a big step toward sustainability
It all started because of the health department. A year ago, when the University Center closed down for its remodel, Dining and Culinary Services had to find a new place to feed the majority of the university’s students. They moved to the Columbia Center. That space, however, could not accommodate a commercial dishwasher, so meals were served on paper plates to alleviate health department concerns. But contaminated paper can’t be recycled – complicating the university’s stated commitment to care for the Earth.
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