One of the things we love about Brown is how insanely eco-friendly it is. It takes me a solid three minutes to figure out which receptacle to use to dispose of my empty Chobani container at the Blue Room. I love how condescending we are to people who use plastic water bottles. I love that our lackadaisical reluctancy to do laundry results in less water waste. But answer this question for me—if our school is capable of assigning EcoReps to every dorm and putting solar-powered garbage disposals all around campus, why does it find it so difficult to print an eco-friendly book of ingredient info at the Ratty?
If you haven’t noticed, the Ratty puts out two thick two-inch binders full of “ingredient info.” This binder is like the bible of any first-year’s campus-centered diet. It lists every dish the Ratty makes—every soup, every unidentifiable meat, every hipster concoction/veggie stew with some variation of tofu you could find on the Roots and Shoots line. It offers portion sizes, ingredients, and even the foods’ nutritional information. Considering the Ratty does a pretty good job of
giving the same foods new, creative names switching up the options every day, you can only image how many foods are listed here. So, Ratty, if you’re going to put out a bible-sized book every week, then WHY CAN’T YOU PRINT IT DOUBLE-SIDED? [Read more →]