|Submission Date||March 23, 2018|
University of Colorado Boulder
IN-24: Innovation A
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
Housing & Dining Service's newest dining hall took on a bold and innovative initiative to reduce food waste. The Village Center Dining and Community Commons (VCDCC) features a new type of food waste processing system, a Bio-Digester. The bio-digester at VCDCC is currently processing 1500 pounds of food waste per day with a capacity of up to 3000 pounds per day when the dining center is at full capacity. This equipment biologically processes food waste so as it is acceptable for further processing by the City of Boulder's waste water system.
The innovative initiative was the product of cooperation and collaboration between all the nominee's whose focus and hard work in developing, implementing and fine-tuning this equipment brought this sustainable practice from concept to fruition. This new, first-time methodology required countless hours of design, testing, fine-tuning and final acceptance to ensure that the equipment was working within the stringent parameters set forth by the University and the City of Boulder.
Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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