Stratton Mountain Recognized for Diverting Food Waste
Resort composted over 19 tons of food in 2014-15 winter season
STRATTON MOUNTAIN, VT. – Stratton Mountain Resort is the only Vermont organization this year to be recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for efforts in diverting food waste. Stratton is among the 24 organizations recognized in the EPA’s annual “Food Recovery Challenge,” which collectively diverted over 38,000 tons of food to donation or composting in 2014.
In efforts to reduce landfill waste and contribute to a sustainable environment, Stratton composted 19.10 tons of food in the 2014-15 winter season. According to the EPA, “diverting food waste from landfills … reduces the generation of harmful gases that contribute to climate change.” Compost can be used as nutrient rich soil, help aid forest restoration and can eliminate the need for chemical fertilizers.
“We have been composting at the Stratton Mountain Club for about 2 years now, with very successful results. This year we are continuing to compost at the Stratton Mountain Club and the Sun Bowl,” said Resort Appearance & Activities Manager, Chad Milliken. Food scraps from Stratton dining facilities are composted in 38 gallon food totters and transported to a farm in upstate New York for use in various farming needs.
To learn more about Stratton’s commitment to environmental sustainability, visit stratton.com.
For immediate release – December 15, 2015
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