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Coe College Efforts to Reduce Food Waste Recognized

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    April 29, 2014 | 7:17 am
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - One college in Eastern Iowa has been working to help the environment. And now, their efforts are paying off.

    Coe College in Cedar Rapids is now a member of the Environmental Protection Agency's Food Recovery Challenge. And officials at Coe say they are honored to be a part of it.

    The Food Recovery Challenge aims to encourage organizations to prevent wasting food. Members had to show how they were being sustainable.

    Coe has had an initiative of remaining green for a few years now. Officials say the efforts they are already making will be advanced through this challenge.

    "Coe culturally, it's amazing how they focused on environment and recycling issues. So this was kind of a continuation of that process," said Tom Wieseler, director of dining services.

    Coe isn't the only college in the area to participate. Luther College and the University of Iowa were also chosen.