Posted: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Buffalo State Dining Sustainability Initiatives
Buffalo State Dining is proud of its green initiatives. Here are some steps we are taking to reduce our carbon footprint.
Buffalo State Dining has partnered with the Community Action Organization of Erie County to start composting. Garbage from Buffalo State Dining’s facilities will be composted and distributed to urban farms in the area to grow vegetables, fruits, flowers, mushrooms, herbs, algae, and catfish inside their greenhouses.
Trayless dining significantly decreases the amount of time, labor, water, and energy devoted to washing trays. Along with reducing water consumption, we are reducing the amount of sanitizing soaps and chemicals released back in to the water supply.
Trayless dining is in line with our corporate health and wellness approach. Brian Wansink, a researcher at Cornell University, has written extensively about a habit he terms “mindless eating,” a concept meaning the bigger your plate, the more you’ll eat even if you aren’t hungry. Trayless dining encourages customers to take smaller portions and establis