As a national sustainability forerunner, the media loves Ei! On-line and blog articles are the most popular media format.

Waste Dive Article

22-Apr-2016

The Waste Dive article Boston region considers a 'paradigm shift' to zero waste features Ei Founder Holly Elmore's quote on the imperative role Culture plays in success for community and corporate zero waste programs.


Environmental Leader

11-Dec-2015
Ei Founder Holly Elmore's quote "As long as we view it as trash it will end up in the landfill. We must recognize it as valuable material.” is included in the Environmental Leader article Zero Waste: Stop Throwing Money in the Trash.

National Geographic Channel Virtual Discussion

02-Dec-2015

Ei is featured in a National Geographic Channel virtual discussion re: Has Reliance on Fossil Fuels Irreversibly Damaged the Planet based on their Breakthrough: Energy on the Edge documentary. The ZWA Blog article, Alternative Energy: creating solutions or potential disasters?, gives a reality check perspective. The IMPACT Blog article, Alternative Energy: embracing the creative spirit, gives a counterpoint perspective.


Waste Dive Article

18-Nov-2015
Waste Dive published an article on an interview with Ei Founder Holly Elmore re: Zero waste: An attainable goal?  Holly pointed out the most important factor to zero waste success is a matter of culture. In addition, Holly emphasized zero waste is a team endeavor including complete employee, supply chain and community involvement. The article covers zero waste success from the "big picture" perspective.

Atlanta Business Chronicle, Meeting Planner’s Guide Special Section

07-Sep-2012
Bringing leadership, sense of drama to the table – Close Ei friend & supporter Patrick Cuccaro, Affairs to Remember general manager, is featured in a profile article giving accolades to his industry leadership and pioneering role in sustainability.  Ei founder Holly Elmore is strongly quoted in the profile.

National Restaurant Association - News & Research

03-May-2012

ATL airport eyes Green Acres Project - touts the ATL airport's plans for a combination education center, urban farm, and material's processing facility. Ei's extensive work with the Airport through the Sustainable Food Court Initiative is referenced.  


Fortune.com

28-Jul-2011
6 Green leaders in red states – Ei Founder & ZWZ director Holly Elmore is one of six green leaders featured in the profile series. Refer to the ZWZ Blog post, FORTUNE.com Honors Green within the Red, for an article overview.

National Restaurant Association News Hub

10-Jan-2012

Sustainability takes off at Atlanta Airportchronicles the progress made on the Sustainable Food Court Initiative Pilot at the Atlanta Airport. Emphasizes the magnitude of the compostable packaging provision in the new airport concessionaire contracts.


National Restaurant Association - News & Research

03-Nov-2011

SFCI pilot program at ATL airport wins green award - recognition of the Sustainable Food Court Initiative as an industry leader during the Atlanta Airport's Going Green Conference. 


National Restaurant Association News Hub

03-Oct-2011

Sustainable initiative aims to green food courts – features the Sustainable Food Court Initiative with an emphasis on HMSHost’s participation and amazing sustainability commitment.


National Restaurant Association News Hub

21-Mar-2011
NRA, Environmental Group Join Forces for 'Zero Waste' Initiative- The NRA is working with Elemental Impact's Zero Waste Zones to help its members save money by reducing the amount of trash sent to landfills.

Earth911.com

12-Jul-2011
Are Your Recyclables Being Recycled? Author Alison Lara explains the underlying reasons for challenges in recycling systems across the nation and why too often the final destination is a landfill. Zero Waste Zones Director Holly Elmore is quoted on taking the holographic approach to developing successful recycling systems. Holly also emphasizes the importance of staying optimistic and taking baby steps.

Earth911.com

07-Jun-2011
 Why Aren’t Restaurants Recycling? – In his article quotes, Chris Moyer, National Restaurant Association Conserve Program Director, communicates restaurants do want to recycle and education is key to success recycling program participation.  ZWZ Director Holly Elmore is also quoted in the article on the potential cost-savings inherent in recycling the heavier materials, organics and glass.

Restaurant Forum and RestaurantInformer.com

26-Apr-2011
Zero Waste Zone Goes National with the National Restaurant Association - Inspired by Zero Waste Zone’s (ZWZ) success, the National Restaurant Association announced a national collaboration with Elemental Impact and ZWZ. The collaboration will identify new best practices, create resources and measure the impact of perishable organics waste management and recycling efforts.

Restaurant Forum and RestaurantInformer.com

25-Apr-2011
Collaborating for Zero Waste: An Atlanta Environmental Group Goes National with National Restaurant Association - Debby Cannon, Director of the GSU School of Hospitality and Elemental Impact Board Member, writes about the importance of the ZWZ program and the magnitude of the NRA and Waste Management announcements at the February 23, 2011 ZWZ Two-Year Press Conference.

Reporter Newspapers

10-Mar-2011
City Commits to Atlanta Zero Waste Zones - The City of Atlanta announced its commitment to participation in Atlanta’s Zero Waste Zones, the eco-friendly concern that is increasing awareness among business owners on diverting landfill assets back into the production cycle to protect the environment.

Foodservice Equipment Reports

01-Mar-2011
NRA Zeroes in On Waste, Sustainability - Under the umbrella of its “Conserve: Solutions for Sustainability” environmental initiative, the National Restaurant Association has teamed up with an Atlanta-based nonprofit program and a Chicago culinary school in separate efforts to lower restaurant waste and expand sustainability efforts.


Southeast Green

24-Feb-2011
Zero Waste Zones’ Second Anniversary Highlighted By Collaborations With The National Restaurant Association And Waste Management - In connection with the ZWZ two-year anniversary, the National Restaurant Association and Waste Management announce national relationships.

QSRweb.com

24-Feb-2011
NRA Collaboration Aims for Zero Waste - The National Restaurant Association is collaborating with the Atlanta-based Zero Waste Zone program to identify best practices, create resources and measure the impact of perishable organics waste-management efforts in the restaurant industry.

National Restaurant Association

24-Feb-2011
NRA to Work with Zero Waste Zone to Reduce Organic Waste - A new National Restaurant Association collaboration will help restaurants reduce organic waste and enhance recycling and composting practices.

Restaurant Forum

01-Sep-2010
Shades of Green, Innovations in Foodservice Sustainability - Holly Elmore's commitment to soil sustainability is featured along with quotes and mention of the NRA Show 90 minute Compost, The Quiet Hero session.

Buckhead Reporter

12-Aug-2010
Want permit to sell alcohol? Recycle - Restaurants seeking approval for alcoholic beverage licenses from the Safety Committee of Neighborhood Planning Unit B likely will get a lecture on participation in the Zero Waste Zone program to recycle garbage, food scraps and cooking oils in Buckhead.

QSRweb.com

01-Jun-2010
The Future of Compostable Packaging for QSRs - Zero Waste Zones Director Holly Elmore is cited as an industry expert about the current status and future of compostable packaging in the foodservice industry.

Waste Age Magazine

01-Apr-2010
Naught ‘lanta - A zero-waste convention zone and ambitious recycling plans show Atlanta is serious about landfill diversion - features the Zero Waste Zones -DA with many quotes from ZWZ Director Holly Elmore.

Today’s Restaurant, Georgia Edition

01-Mar-2010
ecco Receives First Green Foodservice Certification in Georgia - Features ecco’s environmental practices as the first Green Foodservice Alliance Green Certified Restaurant.

The Thrill is Gone

31-Aug-2009
Affairs to Remember announces their divorce from landfills.  “The landfill love affair is over at Affairs to Remember Caterers, and the delicious divorce was swift.”  The ZWZ Blog post, Affairs to Remember Gets a Divorce from Landfills, has several pictures and additional information.

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Earth911.com

13-Jul-2009
Cities of Change - Atlanta is included in one of five cities of change along with San Francisco, Seattle, Portland and Austin. Zero Waste Zones are the sole reason for Atlanta’s included in the article.

Comment on the article:
On behalf of the City of Atlanta, we are thrilled to be included in this list. We applaud the incredible work that is being done by Holly Elmore and the Green Food Alliance to realize the Zero Waste Zones. It is revolutionary and making a true difference in Atlanta.
Mandy Mahoney, Director of Sustainability, City of Atlanta


Restaurant Forum, Georgia Edition

01-Apr-2009
Green Foodservice Alliance:  A New Era in Sustainability ~ Article by Holly Elmore about the importance of sustainability in action.

GreenBiz.com article

15-Feb-2009
Atlanta Declares Itself a 'Zero Waste Zone' - The Zero Waste Zones - Downtown Atlanta is featured in GreenBiz.com.


Treehugger.com article

07-Feb-2009
First Zero Waste Zone in Southeast Announced in Downtown Atlanta - The on-line article applauded Atlanta for its Zero Waste Zones initiative and was a launch pad for blog posts around the country.