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Nov 29, 2015 12:13 PM

Keene State honored for efforts to reduce food waste

The Associated Press

KEENE (AP) — Keene State College is getting national recognition for its efforts to reduce food waste.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently honored 14 organizations in a variety of categories. Keene State won an award for the best educational and outreach campaign.

The campaign involves performing regular food audits, brining experts on the topic to campus and having a "spokesvegetable," the Carrot, which is displayed across campus with facts about preventing food waste.

The EPA estimates that 37 million tons of food waste was generated in 2013, with 35 million tons of that ending up in landfills.

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