Yesterday we received word that Maryville University’s Gander Dining Hall is the 1st campus dining facility to be certified by the Green Dining Alliance!
Audit Summary: Green Dining Alliance Audit Report Maryville University – Gander Dining Hall, November 11, 2013
Audit Score: 163 points = GDA Certified 4 Star Restaurant
|FinalScore||Star Rating||Shades of Green|
|80-110||2 Star||Meets industry norms for sustainable restaurant management & operations.|
|110-140||3 Star||Exceeds industry norms for sustainable restaurant management & operations.|
|140+||4 Star||Fully embraces industry norms for sustainable restaurant management & operations.|
As stated on their webpage, The Green Dining Alliance, an initiative of St. Louis Earth Day, is a program committed to working with restaurants in the St. Louis region to reduce their environmental impact. By considering all areas of operations, the GDA puts a strong emphasis on reducing and composting restaurant waste, operating facilities with efficiency, and sourcing sustainable food, to-go ware and cleaning supplies.
The event will take place in Buder Commons at Maryville University, 650 Maryville University Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141, at 7 p.m. on November 14. Maryville will also host public screenings of the third hour of the ETOM on November 14. These events are sponsored by the Maryville University Center for Sustainability, Green Maryville Student Association, the Climate Reality Project, and Town & Country’s Green Speaker Series.
Tragedy struck two weeks ago: a staff member changed the filter on our Kaldi’s station and a mistake was made that wiped the numbers we’ve collected over the past two years. Never fear, though! October’s count (of over 35,000!) was added to the new total. The count is skewed a bit because of this, but the good news is we’ve kept the equivalent of almost 171,000 water bottles out of the landfill even with this discretion. Keep up the good work, guys!
The documentary Earth: The Operators’ Manual (ETOM) presents an objective, accessible assessment of the Earth’s problems and possibilities that will leave viewers informed, energized and optimistic. Host Richard Alley – a geologist and former oil-company employee whom Andy Revkin of the New York Times once called “a cross between Woody Allen and Carl Sagan” – leads the audience on this engaging one-hour special about climate change and sustainable energy. ETOM is a rigorously researched, beautifully filmed and ultimately uplifting antidote to the widespread “doom and gloom” approach to climate change.
“Climate change is happening, and there is very, very strong evidence that a large part of this is, in fact, man-made.” “Climate change and energy will play significant roles in the future security environment.” These statements, by then-Rear Admiral David Titley and the Defense Department respectively, together with similar statements by other military figures and publications, indicate the reality and gravity of a changing climate.
We need an uplifting take on the topic of climate change! Film and distinguished scientists come together at Maryville University on October 3 to engage, energize, and answer—in layman’s terms—the persistent questions about climate and energy: Dr. David Titley, Dr. Jack Fishman, and Maryville’s own Dr. Kyra Krakos.
Drs. Krakos and Fishman will appear in person; Dr. Titley via Skype.
The event will take place in Buder Commons at Maryville University, 650 Maryville University Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141, at 7 p.m. on October 3. Maryville will also host public screenings of the second and third hours of the ETOM on October 24 and November 14, respectively. These events are sponsored by the Maryville University Center for Sustainability, Green Maryville Student Association, the Climate Reality Project, and Town & Country’s Green Speaker Series.
Update: The October 24th screening has been moved to November 14th. Viewing will commence at 7 p.m.