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UPS gets PETA props

Post by News Tribune Staff on Nov. 2, 2006 at 12:01 pm | No Comments »
November 2, 2006 12:01 pm

The University of Puget Sound is among 45 American and Canadian schools that have been nominated for the “Most Vegetarian-Friendly Colleges in America” award by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

“Puget Sound deserves an ‘A’ for meeting its students’ growing hunger for delicious vegan and vegetarian meals,” PETA College Campaign Coordinator Pulin Modi said, referring to vegan cheeseburgers, vegan biscuits and gravy, and vegan field-roast sloppy Joes served at the Tacoma university’s dining hall. “Every time students choose a vegetarian meal, they’re taking a bite out of cruelty to animals and helping to ensure their own good health at the same time.”

Food-service giant Aramark says it conducted a study that shows nearly one-quarter of college students surveyed say vegan meals on campus are important to them.

Click here to see the vegan-friendly colleges list (note: look for it in the pull-down list).

UPS is also active on the sustainability front. Last year UPS won a City of Destiny award for its Food Salvage program, through which students donate left-over food to local homeless shelters.

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