The Greening Of The Capitol: Very Efficient Food Service

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Last week, the highly optimal Allison Rogers, invited me to survey the current state of the Greening of the Capitol. To get to the United States Capitol, I struggled out of bed, walked a couple miles to the bus stop, and then took a bus to the metro station, and then rode the metro to DC, and then walked a block to the Capitol. Upon entering, I was duly frisked by the Capitol guards, and proceeded into the building.allison_capitol1_468.jpg

Allison was in effect, operating efficiently.

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Karissa, our liaison, sauntered in and joined us. She took us on a tour of the dining facilities, beginning with the snack bar.

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The snack bar had nutritious junk food.

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We made our way to the cafeteria. They were serving Belgian dishes when I was there.

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Allison deftly pointed out some locavoristic snacks.

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This sign detailed the green elements of the cafeteria.

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Allison swiftly acquired some coffee for sampling purposes. It was fair-traded or something...

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Erin also had lunch with us. She is the newest member of the Green The Capitol.

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All the cups were made of bioplastic, which I found to be quite elite. All compostable waste (including the cups, plates and cutlery) is fed into a mulching machine that transforms the material into a light green mash.

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All the cutlery was made of corn or sugarcane, including the straws.

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I think this was a green countertop.

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I neglected to eat this tempting red cake.

Thank you Allison, Erin and Karissa for showing me the latest developments of Greening Of The Capitol.

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