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True/False surpasses sustainability goals for 2017!

Posted March 17, 2017

With a Green Team made of 30 volunteers and one fearless Sustainability Coordinator, Patricia Hayles, True/False hit a new enviro-friendly high:

Through food compost and recycling, True/False 2017 had an 84 percent diversion rate (the amount of waste kept out of landfills) at the Jubilee, Reality Bites, Filmmaker Fête and Closing Night Reception. That’s right folks: only 16 percent of waste from the weekend went to the landfill! Partnered with Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture, we collected 2,203 pounds of food waste from seven restaurants:Broadway Brewery, Cafe Berlin, Glenn’s Cafe, Main Squeeze, Sycamore, Tellers and Uprise Bakery to be composted. This amounts exceeds last year’s numbers by 900 pounds.

Here’s the full 2017 diversion breakdown-

Total: 1846.3 lbs
Trash: 291.3 lbs = 16%
Recycling: 1102 lbs = 60%
Food Compost: 453 lbs = 24%
True/False crowds enjoy free food and drinks from local vendors at Reality Bites on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the Missouri Theater. (Photo by Richard Giannotti)

 (Photo by Richard Giannotti)

Stay tuned, we’ll be posting other sustainability results as they roll in!