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Tasting Success: How MacFEAST is changing what you eat
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Tasting Success: How MacFEAST is changing what you eat

If you felt bad putting waste in the bins set up by MacFEAST in Café Mac, that’s a good thing; you see the value in the food you eat. Inspired by food justice conferences here and at Carleton College, the relatively new organization MacFEAST pushes for awareness of food issues and sustainability on a large…

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MCSG will provide compostable dishware

In another step towards meeting Macalester’s goal of becoming Zero Waste by 2020, student organizations, faculty and staff will now be able to order compostable dishware for wholesale prices as the result of an initiative from MCSG, Mailing and Business Services and the Sustainability Office. The idea, initially brought up in MCSG last semester, finally…

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Compost bins installed in every campus building

Unlike last year, when compost was only collected in four locations on campus, Facilities rolled out green compost bins in common areas of all non-residential buildings, kitchens in dorms and everywhere with paper towel dispensers. The compost, which will be collected and brought to an industrial processing site called the Mulch Store, may include all…

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Composting comes to campus

If you wondered why someone was walking around campus dressed as a fried egg on Tuesday, Claire Henkel ‘13 can tell you.  “This way, I don’t have to bombard people, asking them to listen to my spiel,” she said. “People ask me first.” Henkel was excited about a new composting system implemented by the college…