2010 Highlights

Farewell, 2010 - it's been great! Here are some quick highlights of the last twelve months:

-Expanded partnership with the Local Food Hub, culminating in the celebration of Virginia Farm to School Week (November)
-Launch of UVa Green Challenge with food featured as the first phase (August)
-Pilot Greek reusable to-go container program launched at KD (February)
-Farm to Fork dinner in celebration of Earth Day (April)
-Crossroads Fair Trade Tasting event (October)
-Creation of Dining's sustainable agriculture resource library (June)
-Newcomb's Make it a Local Lunch and Local Spirit themed meals (September)
-UVa Food Collaborative's public forum with Dining-hosted and sponsored reception (October)
-UVa compost expansion to Newcomb (March)
-UVa Dining and Housing receives E3 - Exemplary Environmental Excellence - award from the VA Department of Environmental Quality (October)
-Green Dining Open House (January)
-Grass Fed burgers for lunch at Newcomb (February)
-UVa Dining awarded 2010 Governor's Environmental Excellence Award for composting program (April)
-Completion of UVa-wide 2010 Sustainability Assessment (July)
-Local Food Hub Educational Farm tour (October)
-Mark Winne's lecture on food security and food justice (April)
-Launch of Meat Free Monday stations at all three residential dining halls (August)
-Successful wrap-up of the reusable to-go program's first year (May)
-Expanded (to include tea and soda) reusable mug punch card (January)
-Happy bEARTHday, Earth Day cupcakes destributed to students on Earth Day (April)
-Sustainability Day Fine Arts Cafe Reception featuring local producers (October)

Wow! Thanks to all involved for their hard work in making these events and accomplishments happen, and get ready for an even bigger and better 2011.

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