Alfond Family Dining Hall at The Governor's Academy becomes a 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant®

 

Byfield, MA – Monday, October 3, 2016 Alfond Family Dining Hall at The Governor's Academy was recently certified as a 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant® by the Green Restaurant Association (GRA), a national nonprofit organization helping restaurants to become more environmentally sustainable. Receiving 197.67 GreenPoints™ on the GRA’s rigorous certification scale and having implemented 52 environmental steps, Alfond Family Dining Hall at The Governor's Academy has gone 97% above and beyond the minimum requirements necessary for Certification.

 

 

ALFOND FAMILY DINING HALL AT THE GOVERNOR'S ACADEMY’S GREENPOINTS™ SUMMARY

Category

Points Earned

Disposables

11.75

Energy

47.14

Furnishing & Building

0.00

Food

48.25

Chemical & Pollution

18.90

Waste

53.63

Water

18.00

TOTAL GREENPOINTS™

197.67

TOTAL ENVIRONMENTAL STEPS                                           52

 

Highlights of Green Accomplishments:

 

  • No use of polystyrene foam (aka Styrofoam™)
    • Comprehensive recycling and composting program, which can keep over 75,000 lbs of trash out of the landfill each year
    • Over 55% of our main dishes are vegetarian
    • Energy Star kitchen equipment

To See Alfond Family Dining Hall at The Governor's Academy's Detailed Green Label and all their environmental steps, click on:

 http://dinegreenco.com/customers/featured.asp?ID=RES14133

 

 

 

 

Dining Services Sustainability Initiatives

 

Waste Reduction

  • "Trayless” dining reduced food waste by approximately 10%.
  • Dining Services recycles paper, paperboard, aluminum, glass, and plastic.
  • Waste cooking oil is diverted and recycled for bio-fuel.
  • Dining Services eliminated bottled water at graduation and high tea and replaced with infused water station, eliminating 15oo bottles per event per year.
  • Dining Services uses reusable dinnerware.
  • Lighting in dining spaces is high efficiency and programed to turn off automatically in the evenings during unoccupied times.
  • Converted from water cooled to air cooled refrigeration.

Purchasing

We purchase:

  • Cage free shell eggs.
  • Rainforest Alliance certified coffee.
  • 100% fruit juice juices.
  • Organic tofu
  • Organic soy milk
  • Organic rice milk
  • Milk from cows raised without the use of growth hormones.
  • Local apples in season – Cider Hill Farm, Amesbury, MA.
  • Local produce in season when available.
  • Local, organic granola – Grandy Oats, Brownfield, Maine.
  • Local bread – Fantini, Haverhill.
  • Local hummus, Wraps – Cedar’s, Ward Hill, MA.
  • Local milk – Garelick Farms, Lynn, MA.
  • Local pizza dough, sauce – It’ll Be Pizza, Portland Maine.
  • Local bakery mixes, Bake-n-Joy, N. Andover, MA.
  • Local seafood – North Coast Seafood, Boston
  • Local yogurt - Stonyfield Farm, Londonderry, NH
  • Paper plates, made from compostable material.
  • Napkins that are Green Seal Certified, 100% recovered materials, minimum 50% post-consumer and non-bleached.
  • Clear plastic cups, 100% corn based, compostable

 

 

 

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