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/.