College dining hall to help environment
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[August 23, 2008]
Many memories of college life
include the daily ritual of eating in the dining hall. Beginning
with the fall semester, Lincoln College is hoping to update those
thoughts and help the environment by implementing a new plan to not
use trays on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Laura Adams, assistant director for food services at Lincoln
College, came up with the idea and thought it would be one way to
"I see hundreds of trays being washed daily so I
know how much of an impact this will have on reducing our water and
electricity usage," Adams said. "I know the students are concerned
about the environment, so it's something we can do to help."
Greg Eimer, Lincoln College vice president of finance and
administration, thought the idea was an option to consider.
"Everyone is concerned about saving resources, and this is one way
we can make a difference," he said.
According to Eimer, since the college expects to save over 1,000
gallons of water per day, the trayless initiative will likely be
made permanent in the near future.
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