Behrend cleanup team to gather for no-waste Earth Week dinner

April 24, 2012

A campus cleanup team will celebrate Earth Week with a no-plate, no-waste dinner Thursday at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. The meal, which begins at 5 p.m. in the Dobbins Hall Special Events Room, will follow the college’s Post-Thaw Cleanup, which begins at the Reed Union Building at 3 p.m.

Anyone who participates in the cleanup is invited to the dinner.

Between 80 and 100 people are expected for the meal, which is designed to produce no waste. They will eat soup served in bread bowls, with Frisbees as plates. The Frisbees were made by students in Penn State Behrend’s plastics engineering program, using recycled materials.

After the meal, food scraps will be composted.

“Our goal is to not generate any waste,” said Ann Quinn, lecturer in biology and adviser for the Greener Behrend club, which promotes ecological sustainability on campus. “Everything we use for this will be eaten, reused or composted.”

The meal is sponsored by Greener Behrend, the Janet Neff Sample Center for Manners and Civility and the Residence Life service leaders.

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Last Updated April 24, 2012