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Lincoln 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.

RestaurantLaura Adams, assistant director for food services at Lincoln College, came up with the idea and thought it would be one way to save resources.

"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.

[Text from file received from Lincoln College]




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