Marist College Transitions from Composting to Food Waste Digestion
After seven years of running a successful kitchen and dining hall food waste composting program, Marist College Dining Services transitioned to an on-campus food waste digester solution in August 2013. Now, Marist is sharing what it learned to assist other institutions who may be considering a similar switch.
Vassar Green Revolving Fund   Vassar's First Annual Idea Fair Brings Energy to Campus Sustainability Efforts
Vassar College established its Green Revolving Fund as a way to start meaningful dialogue on campus around the use of resources and foster community engagement with these issues. From the application process the Fund received 10 proposals that were then displayed in a science-fair-esque setup allowing the whole community to check out the Ideas and vote on their favorites.

  The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS® was developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) with broad participation from the higher education community.

Reports from recently rated STARS institutions are available for public view. The comprehensive report can serve as a helpful guide to those just getting started, or those looking to get ideas and find ways to benchmark.

  Marist College Earns Title Organics Reduction Champion
On November 5, 2011 Marist College participated in the EPA Game Day Challenge, a friendly competition between colleges and universities across the nation to promote waste reduction at football games. The team at Sodexo worked together to collect and separate nearly 3,000 pounds of waste into proper collection bins. Marist Dining Services has been recognized as the “Organics Reduction Champion” of the 2011 Challenge. For the second year in a row, Marist College’s waste reduction efforts have surpassed those of numerous academic institutions. View results

  NYU Students Donate Excess Food
The student-led Green Grant, Two Birds, One Stone, is an NYU club dedicated to feeding New York City’s hungry and homeless and reducing landfill waste by diverting end-of-day excess food from NYU dining halls to rescue missions in Manhattan. With Green Grant funds, Two Birds, One Stone has expanded from delivering around 50 pounds of food a day from one dining hall to the NYC Rescue Mission, to delivering 500 pounds of food a day.