Environmental Stewardship


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o Sustainable seafood follows Monterey Bay Aquarium guidelines; cards are distributed in the café each year. Learn more at: https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/act-for-the- ocean/sustainable-seafood/what-you-can-do Donates edible leftover food to the Salvation Army for distribution to local shelters. In December 2019 alone, the cash value of food donations amounted to $2,745. Highlights food vendor partnerships on a central bulletin board for caregivers to see all the local foods purchased such as bakery items, seafood, and produce. Composts food waste – 16.5 tons of food waste in the first three months of 2019 alone. Uses a high efficiency dishwasher, which was purchased through a grant of $25,779.83 from Lott Clean Water Alliance. The dishwasher saves 596,189 gallons of water and $35,771 per year. For more information, please contact Gerald Roundy, Director of Hospitality, Providence Southwest WA Region at gerald.roundy@providence.org or Michael Dover, Construction Project and Sustainability Coordinator at michael.dover@providence.org.

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