Green Truly Is Our Middle Name at Bowling Green State University!

BGSU and Chartwells Unveil the Future of Dining on Campus with a Sustainable Foodservice Facility Groundbreaking Event for the New McDonald Dining Center

Jun 21, 2010, 11:32 ET from Chartwells

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Bowling Green State University and foodservice provider Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services will break ground and unveil plans for its upcoming Leadership in Energy and Design (LEED)-certified dining center on campus July 1st at 11:00 AM (corner of Thurstin and Ridge Streets, Bowling Green, Ohio). The future of dining on campus will be shared with students, community and media at this exciting event which is open to the public.  

Based on Chartwells' Eat.Learn.Live philosophy and proprietary Pulse on Dining program, leading culinary experts will showcase green dining options highlighting what students will see on their plate and explain food's relation to the importance of locally sourced products and ethical eating.

Karl Behrens from The Novus Group (Chartwells' design and build team) and Steven Johnson from the Northwest Ohio USGBC chapter will be on site to discuss the importance of LEED certification, a nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings as recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Bowling Green State University President Carol Cartwright and Chartwells CFO John Cautillo will address the project partnership and university transformation from self-operated to commercial foodservice.

Students will present ceremonial shovels created using recycled materials from campus renovations. Many additional green elements will be shared including campus electric vehicles powered by a hybrid solar system and wind energy.  A rooftop garden will provide fresh produce that will be prepared in an exhibition-style kitchen and arena where food and nutrition will take center stage.  From ultimate eco-friendly construction to green operations and ethical foodservice management, guests will learn about Bowling Green State University's new McDonald dining center and Chartwells' dedication to healthy living on campus.

About Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services

Chartwells, a division of Charlotte, NC-based Compass Group, provides dining services for over 230 colleges and universities nationwide.  For additional information visit and

About Bowling Green State University

Located in northwest Ohio, Bowling Green State University is a state-assisted, residential institution with an enrollment of approximately 20,000 students on two campuses and approximately 860 full-time faculty. More than 200 undergraduate majors and programs are offered, along with master's degree programs in 65 fields, two specialist degree programs and doctoral programs in 16 areas.

SOURCE Chartwells