Food Waste Reduction
In 2017, the Office of Policy and Sustainable Practices became an endorser for the EPA's Food Recovery Challenge. As part of their efforts, they created the Get Food Smart TN program. They also provided technical training, guidance, and materials necessary for interested TN State Park restaurants to register and participate in the Food Recovery Challenge. There are now 6 state parks actively reducing their food waste through diversion, donation, and composting. Two parks have been given awards from the EPA for their efforts in 2017. To read more about those park restaurants and their successes, click here.