For the first time ever, Chabad of Washington University in St. Louis hosted a landfill-free Shabbos dinner – from which no waste was thrown in the garbage – in an effort to be more environmentally conscious.
from the Student Life:
Chabad held its first landfill free Shabbat dinner this January, an effort it hopes to make weekly.
For about a year, Chabad has hoped to make dinners landfill free, and the Chabad house has worked with Student Union’s Green Events Commission (GEC) in order to obtain enough money to support a landfill-free dinner.
Chabad Director of Operations Chana Novack said she hopes these dinners will lead to community education on sustainability and encourage other organizations to follow suit in opening discussion about the environment. She noted that there have been challenges to Chabad’s effort to go landfill free.
“At a typical Shabbat dinner, there might be up to 150 students,” Novack said. “With that many people in a small space for two hours, creating a zero-landfill event was a challenge.”