Duke Dining: Reuse, Reduce, Radicchio

August 1, 2009
  • 405 ‑Gallons of used cooking oil converted into biofuel each month
  • 4,860 ‑Gallons of used cooking oil converted into biofuel each year
  • 6,851 ‑Pounds of food scraps saved each week for composting
  • 356,230 ‑Pounds of food scraps composted in 2008
  • 70 ‑Percent of all food scraps composted
  • 1,500-2,500 ‑Average miles food in U.S. travels between farm and table, according to Worldwatch Institute
  • 150 ‑Maximum miles from Duke all ingredients for last fall's "Eat Local Challenge" were produced
  • 3,210 ‑People who have signed the "Bleed Blue, Live Green" sustainability pledge
  • 9 ‑Years the Duke Farmers' Market, which features only local, family-owned farms, has been in operation
  • 1‑Number of market vendors who graduated from Fuqua School of Business (James Pellegrini  M.B.A. '01)