Clean Plates at State

Clean Plates at State

Clean Plates at State helps put environmental sustainability into perspective for campus diners, encouraging them to take simple steps to avoid wasting food. Each fall, Culinary Services (CS) conducts a food waste audit at all residential dining halls on campus. Electronic scales weigh each customer's plate subtracting a tare allowance for every type of plate across campus. By reviewing numbers and gauging customer behavior, our team can seek out ways to lessen the amount of waste produced and provide additional education to diners regarding waste diversion and reduction.

CS is in need of volunteers for upcoming audits in fall 2017. If you've been looking for an opportunity to make an impact on campus, now's your chance! All we need is two hours of your time to help educate students, faculty and staff on the importance of sustainability efforts and food waste prevention. Volunteers will receive a free meal ticket for any residential dining hall, excluding Riverwalk Market at Owen Hall, once they complete a shift. For each shift, volunteers must arrive 15 minutes prior to their start time to receive a quick training and to help set up. Anyone interested in volunteering should email Carla Iansiti, RHS sustainability officer, at sustainability@rhs.msu.edu.

Please see below for a complete schedule for the fall 2017 program. If you live on campus, we’ll likely be coming to your hall, so it’s convenient and simple for you to make a difference!

 

SEPTEMBER

Wednesday, Sept. 20 – Holden Dining Hall
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5-7 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 27 – Holmes Dining Hall
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5-7 p.m.

 

OCTOBER

Wednesday, Oct. 4 – South Pointe at Case
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5-7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 11 – The Gallery at Snyder / Phillips
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5-7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 25 – The Vista at Shaw
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5-7 p.m.

 

NOVEMBER

Wednesday, Nov. 1 – Heritage Commons at Landon
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5-7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 8 – The Edge at Akers
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5-7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 15 – Wilson Dining Hall
Dinner: 5-7 p.m.
Late Night: 8:30-10:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 29 – Brody Square
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5-7 p.m.

Event Start Date:
Event End Date:
Event Point of Contact Name:
Carla Iansiti
Event Point of Contact Email:
sustainability@rhs.msu.edu
Event Venue Name:
Brody Square
Event Venue Address:
241 W. Brody Road
East Lansing, MI 48825