The KIE is implementing two new sustainability initiatives for the 38th annual Intensive Bioethics Course, to be held June 4-8, 2012, at Georgetown University, in addition to ongoing efforts to reduce food and paper waste at the conference.
The Institute has contracted with Bon Appétit Café, a California-based caterer whose ethos is to create food that is alive with flavor and nutrition, prepared from scratch using authentic ingredients. They have won several awards for their socially responsible business model from organizations such as the Ecological Society of America, the Humane Society of the United States, and the Food Alliance. Their commitment to sustainable and local products, humanely produced meat and dairy, and migrant workers’ rights mirror those of the KIE.
In addition to socially and environmentally sustainable catering, the KIE will be distributing stainless steel water bottles at the beginning of IBC for participants to use during the week, an effort that will save on plastics and reduce the course’s carbon footprint.