Although The Princeton Review ranked SUNY New Paltz one of the country’s “most environmentally-responsible colleges,” students and staff are trying to take the school’s sustainability even further by increasing their level of composting. Composting is the practice of breaking down organic food waste into viable plant fertilizer, an environmentally sustainable […]

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On Sunday evenings, employees at Backstage Café at Parker Theater are required to discard all food not sold over the weekend. When the café closes at 6 p.m., shelves are cleared and containers of premade salads, sandwiches and pastries all go in the trash. Food waste on campus happens daily. […]