While you may
know Winslow Dining Hall is an "all you care to eat"
you may not realize what happens to the food on your plate you didn't consume.
It goes into the garbage. That garbage goes to the landfill
and the food within it rots. Your mother would tell you to
your plate because there are starving children in Ethiopia.
your mother (even though there are starving children in
even in Kentucky - check out how you can help with the BackPack
Program). So, let's skip the guilt trip and get down to
When food decomposes it releases
to the Environmental Protection Agency, methane is 20 times
to the environment than carbon
dioxide. Gases such as methane and carbon dioxide are
Greenhouse gases trap and
keep heat in the atmosphere, creating the frightening
global warming which, among many other things, has been
the demise of the Arctic and it's cuddly inhabitants. OK, back
to the guilt trip - clean your plate to save the penguins and
bears whose habitat is being destroyed by global warming. It
have the same ring as "there are starving children in
Dining Services and Racer Hospitality has taken
a responsible step to help reduce food waste by requiring
Winslow Dining Hall to choose only one entree at a time. If
would like to come back for more, by all means, eat and
The idea is simply to not have a heaping plate of food go to waste.