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Monday, December 14, 2009
Through conference programming, attendees will learn how to optimize operating efficiency, develop cost effective solutions and improve composting programs & products. For more information, visit the USCC website.
What a great way to learn and network! Hope you can make it.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
All of the Atlanta division's 185 tractors and 210 trailers began using biodiesel fuel recently, following the path of two other US Foodservice divisions in Streator, IL and Plymouth, MN.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The award was for demonstrating extraordinary cooperation, collaboration and support in strengthening a public/private partnership that is diverting a tremendous amount of recoverable products from landfills and supports the city of Atlanta in developing marketing edge for future convention business.
Plaques and certifications were presented at the luncheon. Among those receiving the awards were Ron Wolf, GRA CEO, and Holly Elmore, Founder & Executive Director of the GFA.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Thank you to Communications 21 for coordinating the ZWZ public relations ~ congratulations on the phenomenal results!!
This spring the Doubletree planted a chef’s garden in their patio area with the assistance of Bobby Wilson, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Office for Urban Gardening.
The Doubletree food waste is hauled to Greenco Environmental for composting. Greenco compost was used in the garden planting. Executive Chef David Edwards oversees the garden and uses it bounty in his culinary creations for the hotel. What a beautiful circle completion!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Affairs to Remember meets the Phase I zone criteria and is looking for other caterers to join the charge to making a difference. Please contact Sandy Rothstein at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. For further details on Zero Waste Zones download the ZWZ brochure
Please contact Holly Elmore at holly@GreenFoodserviceAlliance.org if your Midtown restaurant is interested in join the ZWZ~Midtown as a Charter Participant.
Congrats to Steve and ECCO on an amazing feat: Atlanta’s First Dumpster Free Restaurant!
Monday, June 15, 2009
U.S. EPA’s Office of Solid Waste & Emergency Response (OSWER) in Washington, D.C. honored the Zero Waste Team ~ Downtown Atlanta on June 11th at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City. The Strengthening OSWER Partnerships Award was presented to the Project Team for demonstrating extraordinary cooperation, collaboration and support in strengthening a public/private partnership to divert a remarkable amount of recoverable materials from landfills and support the City of Atlanta in developing a marketing edge for future convention business.
Each member of the ZWZ~DA will receive the an award at a local ceremony once the trophies are received. Here are the team members:
- Jon Johnston, EPA
- Jay Bassett, EPA
- Audrey Baker, EPA
- Landon Pruitt, EPA
- Mary Beth Van Pelt, EPA
- Frank Buckman, Closed Loop Organics
- Rob Del Bueno, Refuel Biofuel
- Holly Elmore, Green Foodservice Alliance
- Tim Lesko, Greenco Environmental
- Jim Lindenmayer, Greenco Environmental
- Ron Wolf, Georgia Restaurant Association
- Gloria Hardegree, Georgia Recycling Coalition
- Abbey Patterson, Atlanta Recycles
- Laura Turner Seydel, Zero Waste Zones, Turner Foundation & Captain Planet
- Stephanie Bush, Environmental Protection Division of the GA Department of Natural Resources
- Roy Edwards, Sustainability Division of the GA Department of Natural Resources
- Jennifer Kaduck, Environmental Protection Division of the GA Department of Natural Resources
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
With Sam Massell, Honorary Mayor of Buckhead, the Buckhead Coalition and the Buckhead Life Group support, we anticipate a stampede of press on the Buckhead initiative. Stay tuned as the zone builds and the media reports the progress.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
On Tuesday, May 19 the Buckhead Coalition and the Buckhead Life Group sponsored a ZWZ~Buckhead Participants Meeting. With over 60 restaurateurs and hoteliers in attendance, the event was a huge success! Genki noodles sushi signed their ZWZ pledge on the spot.
The Green Musketeers are using the ZWZ~Buckhead as a prototype to develop an expansion template for the many other interested areas. The ZWZ~Caterers Participants Meeting is schedule for Wednesday, June 17 at Affairs to Remember Catering.
Zones are in the works for Midtown, Decatur, Athens, Milton and Academia.
|Roy Edwards, Mary Beth Van Pelt,|
Abbey Patterson, Ron Wolf, Holly
Elmore, Laura Turner Seydel &
Rob Del Bueno
Stay tuned for the great news as the new zones are launched!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
E-mails are coming in from all over the US and abroad requesting information on how to bring ZWZ to their city. Many also write to congratulate and show appreciation for our efforts.
It is thrilling to be on the forefront of implementing sustainable practices in the foodservice industry. Stay tuned as the impact of the CNN story explodes!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
When comes to getting involved, Dave Rossman, General Manager with the Doubletree Hotel Atlanta Buckhead, takes immediate action. Dave is the Hotel Leader for the Zero Waste Zone~Buckhead and is already in compliance with the ZWZ Criteria, before the new ZWZ is even announced!!
Check out Chef David Edwards, Executive Chef, placing food scraps in the EnviRelation bin. When full the bin contents will be hauled to Greenco Environmental, the only permitted food composting facility in Georgia, where the food scraps are combined with yard trimmings for the composting recipe. Farmer D Organics will ensure the compost completes the circle by selling it to local farmers and ZWZ participants for their landscaping and gardens.
Thanks Dave for being a phenomenal role model and leader!!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Cameraman William Walker and Producer Erin Levin rock and we had a great time filming. Stay tuned for the airing of the story in late April.
Pictured Below: Holly Elmore, Founder & Executive Director, Green Foodservice Alliance and Jon Johnston, EPA
Debby serves on the GFA Executive Committee and is an invaluable advisor and supporter of the GFA. Her time commitment and dedication are instrumental to the GFA success.
Thank you Debby for the great ZWZ article!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
In the next weeks, we anticipate announcing Ted’s Montana Grill, the Westin Peachtree Plaza and the Georgia World Congress Center have met the ZWZ Criteria at their facilities.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Media response has been excellent on all mediums ~ click here for a list of media coverage links.