Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Goodbye Trays

D-Hall's trays are a thing of the past. No longer will one of the top things to do before graduating be to drop your tray loaded with dishes - now we'll have to drop each plate individually.

Over the summer, Dining Services removed trays from D-Hall and Mrs. Green's in order to improve the campus' ecological footprint. An estimated 320,000 gallons of water will be saved each semester, along with money and our own time. The tray returns have been renovated - I haven't seen the one in Mrs. Green's yet, but D-Hall's is a shelf-style system on the existing conveyor belt.

I've heard mixed opinions about the changes - some students love JMU's move towards environmental responsibility, but others fear that their dining experiences will deteriorate.

What do you think about these changes? Think that it really helps our struggling environment, or is just a nuisance during your dinnertime? Leave a comment and let me know!

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