Green Thread® Environmental Program
How Aramark defines sustainability:
"The ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs"
At Aramark, we have a deep respect for and commitment to protecting and improving the environment. We work to reduce our environmental footprint while delivering exceptional operational results. We also offer expertise and practical solutions to our clients to help them reduce their environmental impacts. Throughout our corporation, we develop and implement long-term environmental stewardship programs and policies within the areas of sustainable food; responsible procurement; green buildings; energy and water conservation; transportation; and waste stream management. We call these programs and policies Green Thread® as they weave throughout our business operations every day!
Green Thread®, what is it?
- Environmental Management System.
- Designed to help regulate what we buy, how we use energy, how we dispose of chemicals, etc.
- Deal with what are known as "aspects and impacts"
- Fueling a boat
- Turning on a light switch
- Buying food for the restaurants
Green Thread® will prepare us for our ISO 14001 certification
- Comprehensive EMS aimed at continual improvement
- Not perfection, but a commitment to making change in our line of business
- Helps conserve energy
- Lowers our environmental footprint
Green Thread® is everywhere
- "A green thread in everything we do"
Green Thread® at Mesa Verde
At Mesa Verde we recycle cardboard, plastic, paper, tin, and aluminum. And over the last two years we have been able to divert over 94,000 lbs of recyclables from local landfills. Through the Morefield Campground water meter project we were able to save over 2 million gallons of water last year. This year we plan on saving an additional 750,000 gallons through newly installed low-flow plumbing systems.
At Mesa Verde we have 2 electric car charging stations. Both stations are located at the 100 building, 1 for Tesla automobiles and 1 for regular electric cars. There is no charge to use the charging stations, it is on a first come first serve basis.
Award of Culinary Excellence
Metate Room Restaurant, located in the Far View Lodge at Mesa Verde National Park, received the American Culinary Federation Colorado Chefs Association’s (ACFCCA) first-ever “Award of Culinary Excellence.” Metate Room Restaurant is one of five winners and the only restaurant located within a national park to receive the award. More...