GAITHERSBURG, MD — Numerous campuses serviced by Sodexo earned a coveted spot on the Princeton Review''s Green Honor Roll and the Sierra Club''s Cool Schools list for contributing to campus sustainability, according to a press release.
Sodexo, through its contracted foodservice and facilities management, contributed to the following campuses earning green distinction: Binghamton University; Colorado College; Georgia Institute of Technology; Warren Wilson College; and the University of Vermont, the release stated.
Tom Post, Sodexo president of campus services, said: "Sodexo is partnering with campuses to model organizational excellence in carrying out sound sustainability programs. Sodexo works with college administrators, students and faculty who are creating tomorrow''s sustainability leaders."
With Sodexo''s assistance, Colorado College was able to reduce the number of cleaning products by half and switch to microfiber cloths and mops, resulting in reduced water usage of about 247,000 gallons per year in residential and academic areas, the release noted.
Binghamton University, in collaboration with Sodexo, has reduced the amount of disposable items in dining halls to produce almost zero waste; approximately 2,500 pounds of food waste is collected each day for composting, the release added.
According to the release, these achievements demonstrate Sodexo''s larger commitment to work together with clients, suppliers and customers to take measurable sustainable actions today in the areas of environment, health and community to ensure a better tomorrow.
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