Search This Blog

Sunday, April 19, 2009

ZWZ on CNN!!

Wow ~ what a weekend! On Friday, CNN posts the ZWZ article and video on-line. On Saturday, the ZWZ story link is on the home page. On Sunday, the story airs at least once on CNN USA and during evening prime time on Europe and Pacific/Asia programming. Click here to read the story.

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

ZWZ~Downtown Atalnta in Biocycle Magazine

The Zero Waste Zone ~ Downtown Atlanta received a nice mention in Biocycle's April issue. Click here to read the article. It is great to receive recognition by one of the industy's leading publications.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Composting in Action @ Doubletree~Buckhead!

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


The Zero Waste Zone is ready to make national and international news! This week CNN filmed a ZWZ story for their April Earth Month programming. What an honor to meet members of the media who truly care about the environment and the impact of projects like the ZWZ.

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

ZWZ Article in Restaurant Forum

Wow ~ Debby Cannon, Director of the School of Hospitality, Georgia State University, dedicated her entire Management column in Restaurant Forum’s April issue to the Zero Waste Zone~Downtown Atlanta! The article is on page 22 of the hard copy magazine and will be loaded up shortly on-line.

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!