Sustainability in Healthcare: Connecticut Valley Hospital

By |2023-03-08T15:27:16-05:00March 6th, 2023|Composting, Food Donation, Food Waste, Green for Business, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Waste Diversion|

In 2019 the state of Connecticut enacted Executive Order 1 which involved goals for state institutions to reduce waste through an expanded "Lead by Example" sustainability initiative. In an effort to expand sustainability in healthcare, food waste diversion was identified as a way for healthcare institutions, such as Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH), to successfully

How the University of New Haven Reduced Food Waste and Expenses

By |2023-03-02T15:20:54-05:00March 2nd, 2023|Composting, Food Donation, Food Waste, Sustainability, Waste Diversion|

The University of New Haven has a robust set of waste reduction programs in place, such as donating surplus edible food, composting organic waste, and engaging students and staff in the program by providing hands-on education and coordinating interactive events. Thanks to these efforts, the University is saving over $10,000 per year. While they

opens in a new windowNew London Public Schools’ Sustainability Journey

By |2022-12-16T15:59:13-05:00December 8th, 2022|Composting, Creative reuse, Food Donation, Food Waste, Green for Business, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Waste Diversion|

By Lisa Pellegrino Being a steward of the earth is Samantha Wilson's passion. As New London Public Schools' Director of the Child Nutrition Program, she works hard to make the highest and best use of the district's kitchens, which serve 3,300+ students. During the pandemic, Sam and her team ensured students were fed free

Greenwich Food Matters Challenge

By |2022-10-26T13:31:34-04:00October 25th, 2022|Composting, Food Donation, Food Waste, Green for Business, Sustainability, Zero Waste|

In Connecticut, nearly a quarter of the waste stream is composed of food. Once disposed of, this waste further contributes to the creation of greenhouse gas emissions. To address this issue, Waste Free Greenwich (WFG) and CET teamed up to launch the Greenwich Food Matters Challenge. The goal of the challenge was to help

Reducing Wasted Food in Rhode Island

By |2022-08-29T17:25:15-04:00August 29th, 2022|Composting, Education, Food Donation, Food Waste, Green for Business, Outreach, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Waste Diversion, Zero Waste|

Wasting food is a major problem for our environment, economy, and communities, especially when so many families are food insecure. CET acts as a catalyst nationwide to accelerate the development of a vibrant marketplace aimed at diverting wasted food from the commercial and institutional sectors. In Rhode Island, CET works directly with businesses to

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