Food Recovery Heroes Wins Zero Waste Award

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Pitt student group Food Recovery Heroes was recognized for its environmental leadership with a Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) Zero Waste Excellence Award, presented at PRC’s fourth annual Zero Waste Event.

Since its start in 2014, Food Recovery Heroes has worked to recover more than 28,000 pounds of surplus food from campus; fighting hunger while keeping leftovers out of landfills. It also has inspired a student-supported composting initiative that is advancing toward the Pitt Sustainability Plan goal of composting 50 percent of campus food waste by 2025.

The Zero Waste award is icing on the cake for these heroes, whose efforts led to Pitt’s recent recognition in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Food Recovery Challenge.

Read more about these sustainability-minded students in this 2017 Pittwire feature.