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RSO interested in reducing their food waste

Posted by Morgan White on September 24, 2013

From: Johnston, Morgan B
Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 9:18 AM
To: Bressler, Jonathan Louis; Pickert, Diane A
Cc: Jones, Maria
Subject: RE: Food Reduction Recommendations

Hi Diane and Jonathan,

Were you able to meet and find a solution for the food waste from Tikkun Chambana?  The Student Sustainability Committee has a new working group chair for Food and Waste.  Her name is Maria Jones, and she is copied here.



From: Aubrey, Dawn
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 1:35 PM
To: Johnston, Morgan B; Bressler, Jonathan Louis
Cc: Webb, Olivia Ashley; Pickert, Diane A
Subject: RE: Food Reduction Recommendations

Good Afternoon, Jonathan:

Please contact Diane Pickert at 244-5800 to schedule a time to discuss food  waste reductions. I will not be available until later next week.

Thank you,


Dawn Aubrey, Ph.D., MBA, FMP, CEC, CCA
Associate Director of Housing for Dining Services                                               
University of Illinois
407 Clark Hall
1203 South Fourth Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820
Office Direct: 217-244-2997

From: Johnston, Morgan B
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 12:08 PM
To: Bressler, Jonathan Louis
Cc: Webb, Olivia Ashley; Aubrey, Dawn
Subject: Re: Food Reduction Recommendations

Hello Jonathan,

Thanks for reaching out. This looks like an important initiative. 

There is a team working on vermicomposting at the Sustainable Student Farm this fall, with funding from the Student Sustainability Committee (SSC). I've copied the SSC contact from last year for that project, Olivia Webb, here. 

I believe she can help you in your efforts. I'd love to be kept informed about what you are doing, so please include me in any meetings you have. We can also reach out to Housing to talk with you about possible strategies. I have copied Dawn Aubrey so she can tell us who to meet with from her team. 



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On Aug 27, 2013, at 11:47 AM, "Jonathan Bressler" <> wrote:

Dear Morgan Johnston, 

Hello, my name is Jonathan Bressler, and I am the president of Tikkun Chambana, a Jewish environmental RSO.  

We are trying to reduce food waste, as we have many larger scale food events, and was wondering if you could give us some recommedations on what we could do or if we could somehow piggyback onto what Facilities and Management are doing.  I have looked into a few things of the university and found out about the EnviroPure Food Waste Disposal Systems, but these seem very expensive and well beyond our funding capacity,

Thank you,

Jonathan Bressler

Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences 2014

College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences

University of Illinois