PANIC _ NO TRAYS IN USDAN _ RUN FOR THE HILLS


Emily Greenstein ’10 writes in to remind us:

“Bon Appétit has told us that the waste in Usdan is worse than most schools they service. There will be no trays on Tuesday April 8th in the Marketplace, in an effort to create less waste.

Bon Appétit and EON want to encourage students to do their part in reducing the amount of waste each individual contributes.

“Reducing waste prevents emissions of many greenhouse gases, reduces pollutants, saves energy, conserves resources, and reduces the need for new landfills”

Trayless = Take Less…Waste Less!

Trays will be available at the front desk for students with special
needs.”

No doubt this will really improve the crowding problems. Congestion pricing, anyone?

54 thoughts on “PANIC _ NO TRAYS IN USDAN _ RUN FOR THE HILLS

  1. direland

    Face it, the whole building was just shittily designed. Why, for example, do we have chained doors for “climate control” in a LEEDS building? Nice design solution for that problem.

  2. direland

    Face it, the whole building was just shittily designed. Why, for example, do we have chained doors for “climate control” in a LEEDS building? Nice design solution for that problem.

  3. Anonymous

    someone has to think of a way to allow us to eat meals on the second floor courtyard of usdan. there’s nice furniture, shade, a good view… and the only people who use it are café customers? stupid all-you-can-eat…

  4. Anonymous

    someone has to think of a way to allow us to eat meals on the second floor courtyard of usdan. there’s nice furniture, shade, a good view… and the only people who use it are café customers? stupid all-you-can-eat…

  5. Mad Joy

    ” 10:58. Mad, this is so obviously you.”heh, actually, it wasn’t, though I did think it was a good comment :P it made me think, at least. I hadn’t seen this post in advance, so during lunchtime I just ranted a lot because I was annoyed because I dropped my fork while carrying too much stuff and was too lazy to get up and get another one :XOverall, though… I mean, yes, wasting less food is a good goal. But if they’re going to have cafeteria food services instead of a la carte dining, I feel like Bon Apetit has to kind of take what comes with it. Trays are part of cafeteria dining.The other sad thing was how beautiful it was out and how we couldn’t go outside for lunch if we wanted to use a meal :(“Also, the reason I waste: hmmm maybe this will be good -> eats -> ugh maybe not”^^ lol.

  6. Mad Joy

    ” 10:58. Mad, this is so obviously you.”

    heh, actually, it wasn’t, though I did think it was a good comment :P it made me think, at least. I hadn’t seen this post in advance, so during lunchtime I just ranted a lot because I was annoyed because I dropped my fork while carrying too much stuff and was too lazy to get up and get another one :X

    Overall, though… I mean, yes, wasting less food is a good goal. But if they’re going to have cafeteria food services instead of a la carte dining, I feel like Bon Apetit has to kind of take what comes with it. Trays are part of cafeteria dining.

    The other sad thing was how beautiful it was out and how we couldn’t go outside for lunch if we wanted to use a meal :(

    “Also, the reason I waste: hmmm maybe this will be good -> eats -> ugh maybe not”

    ^^ lol.

  7. Anonymous

    I’d prefer to go plateless if they actually washed those trays wellAlso, the reason I waste: hmmm maybe this will be good -> eats -> ugh maybe not

  8. Anonymous

    I’d prefer to go plateless if they actually washed those trays well

    Also, the reason I waste: hmmm maybe this will be good -> eats -> ugh maybe not

  9. alex

    i’m pretty sure we’ll be able to handle going trayless for ONE day. if you have huge issues, feel free to email EON (as someone suggested above).weseon@gmail.comwesleyaneon.blogspot.com

  10. alex

    i’m pretty sure we’ll be able to handle going trayless for ONE day. if you have huge issues, feel free to email EON (as someone suggested above).

    weseon@gmail.com
    wesleyaneon.blogspot.com

  11. direland

    Oh come on guys, it’ll be fun! Just like Forkless Fridays and Cupless Wednesdays! Fucking a’ – a brand new building, and I have yet to eat a meal without having to check both sides of the line for flatware. Like I even give a shit about not having a tray. Par for the fucking course at this point. Freshmen – I hope you saved those spoons Bon Appetit mailed you. Because by senior year, you’ll be expected to bring your own set of eating ware with you.

  12. direland

    Oh come on guys, it’ll be fun! Just like Forkless Fridays and Cupless Wednesdays!

    Fucking a’ – a brand new building, and I have yet to eat a meal without having to check both sides of the line for flatware. Like I even give a shit about not having a tray. Par for the fucking course at this point.

    Freshmen – I hope you saved those spoons Bon Appetit mailed you. Because by senior year, you’ll be expected to bring your own set of eating ware with you.

  13. Anonymous

    Why does everyone at this fucking school think that everything a company does is evil? I have never been around so many nearsighted people in my life. It is my honest fear that this school is breeding a bunch of whiny know-nothings that will hurt their causes more than help them.

  14. Anonymous

    Why does everyone at this fucking school think that everything a company does is evil? I have never been around so many nearsighted people in my life. It is my honest fear that this school is breeding a bunch of whiny know-nothings that will hurt their causes more than help them.

  15. meesh

    it’s ONE DAY. you crybabies can handle ONE DAY.yeah, one could say there is a scolding element. one could interpret it as patronizing. (…could one also, perhaps, interpret our student body’s level of food waste as asking for a bit of patronization every now and then?)the point is, it isn’t being framed as a threat to the continued existence of our apparently god-given plate-bearing rights.it’s just another one of their “deprivation dayz.” you know, like how bon apetit’s calendar is speckled with variations on the theme of subtract something from the energy-sucking/unhealthy/unsustainable/other form of eco-catastrophic equation that is feeding a college campus and SURPRISE! it gets better ‘n shit!except instead of simply being Force-Fed Fun Facts about Fryless Food via the usual assortment of propaganda, we students actually see and experience the difference it makes on our individual waste contributions. (but yeah there will probably still be plenty of propaganda anyways)i’ve got a hunch that we can all handle it, if for one day, it’s a little harder to hoard a shit-ton of extra food for ourselves just ’cause it’s there and it’s free and our greedy little eyes are bigger than our stomachs.

  16. meesh

    it’s ONE DAY. you crybabies can handle ONE DAY.

    yeah, one could say there is a scolding element. one could interpret it as patronizing. (…could one also, perhaps, interpret our student body’s level of food waste as asking for a bit of patronization every now and then?)

    the point is, it isn’t being framed as a threat to the continued existence of our apparently god-given plate-bearing rights.
    it’s just another one of their “deprivation dayz.” you know, like how bon apetit’s calendar is speckled with variations on the theme of subtract something from the energy-sucking/unhealthy/unsustainable/other form of eco-catastrophic equation that is feeding a college campus and SURPRISE! it gets better ‘n shit!
    except instead of simply being Force-Fed Fun Facts about Fryless Food via the usual assortment of propaganda, we students actually see and experience the difference it makes on our individual waste contributions. (but yeah there will probably still be plenty of propaganda anyways)

    i’ve got a hunch that we can all handle it, if for one day, it’s a little harder to hoard a shit-ton of extra food for ourselves just ’cause it’s there and it’s free and our greedy little eyes are bigger than our stomachs.

  17. noa

    Oh come on, “crowding problems?” Unless you’re used to taking more than two plates’ worth of food from a single station/line, this is not going to be an issue.Anon1, Bon Appetit did not “force us to have all-you-care-to-eat dining” – they caved in and tried to accommodate the students who were bitching about a la carte by switching to this.I’m not saying we need to abolish trays as an institution. I mean, they help carry stuff. Sure. But this is not something to get worked up about. So you like to eat more than one plate of food, me too. Do you need a tray when you do it at your mom’s house?okay…

  18. noa

    Oh come on, “crowding problems?” Unless you’re used to taking more than two plates’ worth of food from a single station/line, this is not going to be an issue.

    Anon1, Bon Appetit did not “force us to have all-you-care-to-eat dining” – they caved in and tried to accommodate the students who were bitching about a la carte by switching to this.

    I’m not saying we need to abolish trays as an institution. I mean, they help carry stuff. Sure. But this is not something to get worked up about. So you like to eat more than one plate of food, me too. Do you need a tray when you do it at your mom’s house?

    okay…

  19. Anonymous

    I wasted about ten pounds of food a day at Mocon everyday. Bring it back and it’s ice cream!

  20. Anonymous

    I wasted about ten pounds of food a day at Mocon everyday. Bring it back and it’s ice cream!

  21. Matthew

    not taking a tray also helps save resources and energy because its one less thing to clean per person. I always get a main dish, salad and drink also and i never take a tray…its really not to difficult to carry and it makes a difference to the environment.

  22. Matthew

    not taking a tray also helps save resources and energy because its one less thing to clean per person. I always get a main dish, salad and drink also and i never take a tray…its really not to difficult to carry and it makes a difference to the environment.

  23. Anonymous

    I understand the message. I hate when people waste food and I try to only take as much as I will eat. But I like a main dish, salad, and drink. It’s not wasteful, but the tray is really helpful in transporting those items to the table easily. It’s a dining hall… trays are really helpful.

  24. Anonymous

    I understand the message. I hate when people waste food and I try to only take as much as I will eat. But I like a main dish, salad, and drink. It’s not wasteful, but the tray is really helpful in transporting those items to the table easily. It’s a dining hall… trays are really helpful.

  25. Anonymous

    if you are upset about this, complain to EON, not bon appetit. it was the who students decided that this would be an important measure to reduce waste, not bon appetit officials. and its not just students at wes who think this is a good idea – so do the students at williams, harvard, columbia, uconn, and dartmouth, just to name a few.

  26. Anonymous

    if you are upset about this, complain to EON, not bon appetit. it was the who students decided that this would be an important measure to reduce waste, not bon appetit officials. and its not just students at wes who think this is a good idea – so do the students at williams, harvard, columbia, uconn, and dartmouth, just to name a few.

  27. Anonymous

    C’mon. People at this school waste a lot of food. It’ll help reduce waste and it has done so at a bunch of other schools with similar policies. Make multiple trips if you have to.

  28. Anonymous

    C’mon. People at this school waste a lot of food. It’ll help reduce waste and it has done so at a bunch of other schools with similar policies. Make multiple trips if you have to.

  29. Anonymous

    this really sucks for athletes who have the necessity for a huge meal after practice

  30. Mark

    hey now; it’s not like they said “one plate” is it? be creative, find food you can put a plate on top of, stack them up the arm… point is; assuming no tray = one plate per trip is a bit narrow-minded

  31. Mark

    hey now; it’s not like they said “one plate” is it? be creative, find food you can put a plate on top of, stack them up the arm…
    point is; assuming no tray = one plate per trip is a bit narrow-minded

  32. Anonymous

    I can see both sides. On the one hand it’s silly for them to scold us and take away our trains as a seemingly-parental reminder to take less food. That said, they -are- giving us the opportunity to have a tray, even if it’s a little out of the way. On the other hand, I think that the inconvenience of not having a tray doesn’t outweigh the -opportunity- to consider whether carrying our plates one at a time -might- be a better alternative. One day without trays wouldn’t hurt. And it might actually help. Without trays, I’ve found that I better discriminate between the food that I choose. I tend not to get things that I’m iffy about, if I can only carry one plate at a time. Consider it. Or, if you’re against the idea, which is perfectly reasonable, then ask for a tray. But it doesn’t hurt to put it in the public conscience. We could stand to waste a little less food. This may not be the solution, but at least they’re trying.

  33. Anonymous

    I can see both sides. On the one hand it’s silly for them to scold us and take away our trains as a seemingly-parental reminder to take less food. That said, they -are- giving us the opportunity to have a tray, even if it’s a little out of the way. On the other hand, I think that the inconvenience of not having a tray doesn’t outweigh the -opportunity- to consider whether carrying our plates one at a time -might- be a better alternative. One day without trays wouldn’t hurt. And it might actually help. Without trays, I’ve found that I better discriminate between the food that I choose. I tend not to get things that I’m iffy about, if I can only carry one plate at a time. Consider it. Or, if you’re against the idea, which is perfectly reasonable, then ask for a tray. But it doesn’t hurt to put it in the public conscience. We could stand to waste a little less food. This may not be the solution, but at least they’re trying.

  34. Justin L.

    Does having the propensity to eat lots of food and not wanting to have to get up and stand in line every five minutes count as a “special need”?

  35. Justin L.

    Does having the propensity to eat lots of food and not wanting to have to get up and stand in line every five minutes count as a “special need”?

  36. Anonymous

    Man, maybe we’d be less wasteful if we could purcahse a la carte. They’re crazy!

  37. Anonymous

    Wait, we’re paying THEM to take trays away from US? What the fuck? Who says they get to decide about these sorts of things? They work for us.

  38. Anonymous

    Wait, we’re paying THEM to take trays away from US? What the fuck? Who says they get to decide about these sorts of things? They work for us.

  39. Anonymous

    can we PLEASe go back to a-la-carte lunches? the food was better quality and created less waste…

  40. Anonymous

    can we PLEASe go back to a-la-carte lunches? the food was better quality and created less waste…

  41. Anonymous

    This is ridiculous. They force us to have all you “care” to eat, as opposed to buying per item, and then they scold us by taking away trays? What kind of cruel punishment is this?

  42. Anonymous

    This is ridiculous. They force us to have all you “care” to eat, as opposed to buying per item, and then they scold us by taking away trays? What kind of cruel punishment is this?

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