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UOG joins National Food Recovery Challenge

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by Krystal Paco

Guam - The University of Guam joins in on the Environmental Protection Agency's National Food Recovery Challenge, a voluntary program that aims to limit the 34 million tons of food wasted nationally annually by reducing unnecessary consumption and increasing donations to charity and composting.  Food sent to the landfills accounts for 25% of all waste sent to landfills which then decomposes and becomes a significant source of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

UOG and its 3,500 students join 18 other schools in the Pacific Southwest Region.  For more information on the challenge, which seeks to reduce food waste by 5%, visit http://www.epa.gov/foodrecoverychallenge/.  

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