by Louise Tompkins, Manager—Facilities
Twenty kitchen classes are starting today off on a green foot, jumping into this year's CIA Earth Day Challenge. Faculty signed on to reduce their paper towel use over the next three weeks, which includes Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22. Participating kitchens and bakeshops were provided some tools, including a special re-usable cloth and squeegees, and the rest is up to them! The class having the biggest percent reduction will celebrate with a party.
Last year the college challenged faculty to eliminate using trash bags for three weeks in kitchen garbage cans for Earth Day, and the result, was the permanent elimination of this practice. The hope is that this year's challenge will be a major step in reducing future paper towel use on campus.
Learn more about the CIA's Green Campus Initiative.