Stonewall Kitchen Employees Celebrate Earth Day
First annual clean-up project launched
York, Maine — Award-winning specialty food manufacturer, Stonewall Kitchen launched an employee wide roadside clean-up project on Route One between York and Kittery from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. today to spread awareness about Earth Day.
"We've been concerned about the environment and horticulture since we started selling our products at farmers' markets," said Jonathan King, President and Creative Director. "Today, our headquarters is surrounded by natural beauty and it is important to us to educate our employees about the impact we all make on the environment while giving back to the community."
Employees broke out in half hour sessions to pick-up trash and recyclable items.
Stonewall Kitchen recently adopted a zero-waste and sustainability program for its York Headquarters, Cooking School and Café. By using a combination of single sort recycling and composting, employees dispose items into designated containers that are sent to select dumpsters that recycle plastic, metal and paper goods. Food-waste is also sorted and bagged separately for local compost initiatives such as fertilizer for local landscapers and farms.