SNHU Uses Composter to Reduce Food Waste

August, 2014 — Business NH Magazine

When you are producing 2,100 meals daily, any reduction in food waste is a big deal. That’s why Southern NH University in Manchester invested in an Ecovim machine, a dehydration machine that reduces food waste to compost using high heat.  The school purchased the machine from Integrated Veterans Services LLC (IVS), a New Ipswich company that has sold 30 of the machines and is presently the largest dealer in the country. Read more ›

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Capitalizing on Food Waste

New Ipswich: Distribution Company markets food dehydrator made in South Korea

By Ashley Saari
Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

People are becoming increasingly aware of the ecological benefits of not tossing out materials such as paper, glass, plastic and cardboard. But how many think about recycling food waste?

Most don’t, and those that do tend to use it for composting. The decomposition of food waste, however, does have an effect on the environment. When the food breaks down, the process releases methane gas. But most people, and many companies, don’t think about that before throwing away wasted food. In 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency reported that more than 36 million tons of food waste was generated, with only 5 percent diverted from landfills and incinerators for composting. And, according to the EPA, food waste is the largest percentage of waste going into landfills at 21 percent. Read more ›

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City Honors Sustainability Innovators

Local news in brief, April 2, 2014 The New Mexican

Innovative projects in water, food production and green energy will be honored Wednesday at the Eldorado Hotel and Spa during the free annual Sustainable Santa Fe awards ceremony. Read more ›

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Fort Lee

FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 26, 2013) — The Honorable Katherine Hammack visited Fort Lee Tuesday to speak to soldiers and tour the installation.

Hammack — the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment — spent part of the day in meetings with Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, commanding general, CASCOM, and Fort Lee, and Col. Paul K. Brooks, garrison commander, before sitting down to lunch with a group of Soldiers, some who were single parents. Read more ›

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