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Eco-Container Program Expanded to Include Faculty, Staff


The college's Wildcat mascot goes "green," opting for a reusable takeout container from the Keystone Dining Room.
The college’s Wildcat mascot goes “green,” opting for a reusable takeout container from the Keystone Dining Room.
Noelle B. Bloom, Dining Services assistant director II, registers Ashley C. Adams, an early childhood education major from Lewistown, during Fall Fiesta.
Noelle B. Bloom, Dining Services assistant director II, registers Ashley C. Adams, an early childhood education major from Lewistown, during Fall Fiesta.
Reusable carry-out food containers are available in a pilot program at two campus dining units.
Reusable carry-out food containers are available in a pilot program at two campus dining units.

Penn College faculty and staff have been added to Dining Services’ Eco-Container takeout program, which encourages participants to “go green” at the Keystone Dining Room and CC Commons. Under a program first announced for students at the Fall Fiesta in late August – and now expanded to include employees – both dining units offer reusable, eco-friendly containers for takeout orders. Members of the campus community can register in the Dining Services office (LEC, Room A137); the program is free for students and costs $5 for faculty/staff. How does it work? Upon registration, you will be given a green token to present to the server (KDR) or cashier (CC Commons) when ordering a carryout meal. After enjoying your meal, return the container to the dining unit and receive another token to be used the next time you want takeout from the KDR or CC Commons. Note: All containers must be returned after each meal to be cleaned and sanitized. More information on Dining Services’ “green” initiatives can be found on the department’s portal page.

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