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Earth Has No Time To Waste

April 3, 2017Madelaine SinclairEducation, Featured, Food/Dining, Sustainable Living, Waste/RecyclingComments Off on Earth Has No Time To Waste

April at the Office of Sustainability means Earth Month. This year we will be using the theme “Earth Has No Time To Waste”. Over the next three weeks, we will be highlighting some of the different ways we, as a campus, and you can reduce waste in food, energy, and just in general. Every week, we will be giving out prizes to help you accomplish your waste reduction goals. All you have to do is add your photo of your favorite place on earth to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, tag us, and use the hashtag #myfavoriteplace17. So stay tuned and don’t forget to tell us your favorite place on Earth for Earth Month!


This week, we are focusing on food waste. Did you know that “worldwide, one out of every three bites of food produced never makes it to our mouths.” That blew our mind. So we did a little investigating and as it turns out, our friends at UMD Dining have been going above and beyond to keep their food waste down. They’re pros at being able to tell how much of what will be consumed and when they do have leftover, they give it to Second Harvest so someone will be able to consume it. If you’re interested in learning more about UMD Dining, keep an eye out on our social media because this week we are going behind the scenes to show just how they do it. Want more info on food waste? Check out this awesome article from Mary Hoff at Ensia.

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