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Nov. 11, 2013, 3:48 PM
Vanderbilt Campus Dining was the grand-prize winner Oct. 19 in the Game Day Recycling Challenge before the Vanderbilt vs. Georgia football game. Campus Dining won 25 tickets to the upcoming Kentucky football game, a catered tailgate by Whole Foods and will participate in an award presentation on the field at the Kentucky game Nov. 16. Additionally, the department now has bragging rights as the “greenest group on campus.”
To achieve the title, Campus Dining submitted an application to SustainVU citing its green efforts, which include:
Based on this information, Campus Dining proceeded to the next round of the competition.
Each October, Waste Management, Inc., Vanderbilt Athletics and Sustain VU partner to sponsor an on-campus competition to determine the “greenest group on campus.” This year’s top three finalists—the Skaar Lab at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Campus Dining and Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science—were invited to attend the tailgate Oct. 19 and compete in a recycling “sort-off” to determine the grand-prize winner. The Skaar Lab and Campus Dining competed in the sort-off ending in a tie. The tie was broken by a best-of-five trivia question competition that Campus Dining won. Jenelle Spicer and Mike Ferral were the two Campus Dining representatives who won on behalf of the group.
Vanderbilt Campus Dining is an award-winning food service that operates in 20 locations across campus. Campus Dining is self-operated and financially self-supporting, and all programs are designed specifically for Vanderbilt’s 4,800 on-campus undergraduate students.
Contact: SustainVU, (615) 322-9022
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