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Less Food to Landfill Case Studies

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  • Food Case Study
  • Case Study
Montefiore Medical Center: On-site Food Waste Digestion Montefiore partnered with EnviroPure Systems for on-site food waste digestion and process to gray water. Montefiore has diverted almost 250,000 pounds of food waste from the landfill since installing the on-site digester in September 2014. By eliminating the need to haul the organic waste, Montefiore has reduced carbon emissions…

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Health and economic benefits from hospital investment in a sustainable food system

  • Food
  • Food System
  • White Paper
  • Guide
The support of health care administrators is needed to link the healing mission of hospitals to the purchasing and serving of sustainably produced food that is healthy for patients, staff, and guests. These purchasing patterns will help to transform the food system at large into a system that supports human health, environmental stewardship, and social justice for farm workers The current food…

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Health and economic benefits from hospital investment in a sustainable food system

Sample email: Employee community supported agriculture offering

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  • Employee engagement
  • Food
  • Community Benefit and Wellness
  • Toolkit
(Employee engagement toolkit) Here is a sample marketing email that your system can use to internally promote the employee community-supported agriculture offering.

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Food waste calculation sheet

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  • Less Food to Landfill
  • Tool
  • food waste
  • Waste
To determine the total pounds of food waste generated annually, you first need to determine the estimated amount of food waste generated per day and then multiply by 365 to get annual total. Use this spreadsheet to auto-calculate this value. 

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Less food to landfill PowerPoint presentation

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  • Food
  • Presentation
  • Less Food to Landfill
  • food waste
  • Waste
(Less food to landfill toolkit) Download and modify this powerpoint with script to educate teams, community members or departments around the Less Food to Landfill goal and toolkit.  

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less food to landfills

Less Meat, Better Meat Tracking Tool

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  • Less Meat
  • Food Tool
This tool is designed to support hospitals in tracking overall reduction in meat purchasing and increases in purchases of meat and poultry raised without routine, non-therapeutic antibiotics, and aligns with the data tracking needs at Practice Greenhealth.

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Local and sustainable food tracking tool

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  • Local Food
  • Food Tool
This tool is designed to support hospitals in tracking sustainable food purchasing and local food purchasing and aligns with the data tracking needs at Practice Greenhealth.  

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The Healthy Beverage Tracking Tool

  • Food
  • Food Tool
  • Food and Beverage Purchasing
This tool supports food service facilities in tracking their purchasing of healthy beverages, as part of their Healthy Beverage Programs.

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Feed people, not landfills poster template

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  • Less Food to Landfill
  • food waste
  • Waste
  • Composting
  • Poster
  • Toolkit
(Less food to landfill toolkit) Highlight the less food waste champions within your organization using this "Feed people, not landfills" poster template. Simply download this Microsoft Word document, customize with your organization's logo and employees' information, and save to a PDF to print.

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Feed people, not landfills poster template

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