The CafCu team and friends gathered April 19th to accept the EPA Region 2 Environmental Quality Award.
WE HAVE SO MUCH GREAT NEWS!
- NYC School Food and 5 of the largest US school districts announced a new school food alliance to co-purchase higher quality trays and food while driving down cost. This 6-city purchasing power will eliminate 2.9 million plastic foam trays used per day, replacing them with biodegradable ware!
- Mayor Bloomberg has proposed a citywide ban on all plastic foam to-go containers and cups in NYC!
- And, just in time for Earth Day, Cafeteria Culture will receive a US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Quality Award!!
We are thrilled to be recognized by the EPA for contributing significantly to improve the environment. We thank everyone who has helped us to achieve this amazing success.
After four years of catalyzing innovative pilots, educating school communities, creating cutting edge media, taking giant puppets to the streets, and plain ol’ persistence,we are closer than ever to completely eliminating toxic and polluting plastic foam food containers from our schools, our incinerators, and our lives!
Cafeteria Waste Reduction
At PS 20 in Manhattan's Lower East Side, we trained student Cafeteria Rangers, who reduced their cafeteria garbage bags from 14 to 4 on the very first day!
Stay tuned for our multi-media Toolkit. We are working very hard, so we can share our successful program with all schools ASAP.
With sincere gratitude,
The CafCu Team
Debby Lee, Atsuko, Diana, Brianna, and Josh
Great news! EPA, Region 2 has selected Cafeteria Culture as one of their Environmental Quality Award winners for 2013.
We are sincerely grateful for the honor.
Each year, EPA recognizes those who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to
Excerpt from award announcement letter.
You can learn more about EPA Region 2 and the Environmental Quality Award at EPA.gov
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