Ei SFCI Tours
An Integrated Approach to Sustainability
The Sustainable Food Court Initiative (SFCI) Team tours pilot facilities to garner first-hand experience of baseline practices in-place. Tours are an excellent vehicle to establish strong working relationships with the on-site managers responsible for operations and facility maintenance.
August 8, 2014
Prior Georgia Dome tours educated on game-day recycling practices in-place and collecting compostable items, The SMAT – Sustainable Materials ACTION Team – pre-season Falcons game tour focused on identifying contaminants in the food & beverage packaging served at the Dome. The ZWA Blog article, Sustainability in ACTION at the Georgia Dome, documents the tour.
September 15, 2013
Ei Founder Holly Elmore joined the new Falcons Stadium architects on a game-day recycling practices tour hosted by Tim Trefzer, GA World Congress Center Authority Sustainability Director. With solid zero-waste practices in-place, the tour served as the foundation for assessing how the GA Dome may take its recycling program the next level with on-site source separation. The ZWA Blog post, Winning Recycling Seasons: Team Work Required!, is a tour overview; the Ei FB album, 09-15-13 Falcons Recycling Tour, is a tour pictorial recap.
Atlanta Airport, International Concourse
The SFCI Team was treated to a tour of the near-complete Atlanta Airport International Concourse. In addition to gorgeous aesthetic design, the International Concourse layout includes ample back-of-the-house space, including the loading-dock area, to integrate recycling and organics collection into standard-operating practices. The ZWA Blog post, SFCI Team Tours New ATL Airport Int’l Concourse gives a great overview of the tour, and the Ei FB album, 04-12-12 SFCI Team Tour of ATL Airport tells the story in pictures.
August 21 & 22, 2012
In August 2012 Concord Mills officially accepted invite the Sustainable Food Court Initiative Shopping Mall Pilot invite. Immediately, the Ei Team made a short, exciting visit to Charlotte to jump start several test projects within the pilot. The ZWA Blog article, ACTION: Theme for the SFCI Shopping Mall Pilot, provides a trip overview. For a pictorial recap of the Ei Charlotte visit, see the Ei FB album, 08-12 Charlotte SFCI Trip.
May 16, 2012
In April 2012 the Georgia Dome accepted the SFCI Event Venue Pilot invite; the first order of business was a facility tour. As a founding Zero Waste Zones Participant, the Dome has impressive zero-waste practices in place. The SFCI team witnessed the “reduce first, reuse second, and then recycle” philosophy within the Dome practices during a detailed tour of current operations.The ZWA Blog post, Georgia Dome SFCI Team Tour, is an overview of the tour; the Ei FB album, 05-16-12 GA Dome SFCI Pilot Tour is a pictorial recap.