Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services Supports AASHE 2012 Conference on Sustainable Innovations in Higher Education

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RYE BROOK, N.Y., Oct. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services will be exhibiting at the AASHE 2012 Conference: Investing in the Future being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center October 14 – 17, 2012, home to more than one million college students.

Hosted by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, this year's conference will feature presentations by L. Hunter Lovins, Billy Parish, Tony Cortese and the Crossroads Project. STARS workshops, sustainability in the curriculum workshops, local campus tours, an awards program, a "Creating Sustainability" art installation involving more than 12 schools, and a new advanced session track are also lined up at the conference. Attendees can also visit more than 70 vendors in the Expo Hall.

Who is AASHE?

AASHE is committed to advancing sustainability within higher education college and university campuses by serving as an acknowledged thought leader that provides invaluable resources to engaged, diverse communities. AASHE provides administrators, faculty, staff and students, including the businesses that serve them, with: thought leadership and essential knowledge resources; outstanding opportunities for professional development; and a unique framework for demonstrating the value and competitive edge created by sustainability initiatives.

What is Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS)?

In early 2010, AASHE launched STARS or the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System which provides education institutions with a standardized assessment tool to measure their campus' sustainability performance. Institutions can benchmark their sustainability progress over time and compare with other institutions since reporting is made public. Participants qualify for different levels of recognition based on level of accomplishment.

Chartwells is proud to share our green initiatives and learn about sustainable practices as they relate to foodservice operations that contribute to a greener campus, community and academic learning environment for students today.

About Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services

Chartwells is the recognized leader in foodservice management, hospitality and award winning YouFirst guest service within college and university dining environments throughout academic institutions across the United States. We take tremendous pride in our high standards and dedicated service culture while providing nutritious cuisine that satisfies unique appetites, lifestyles and dietary needs for every guest dining on campus.

Chartwells is committed to practices that honor ethical values, embrace diversity and inclusion, support the environment and value communities through demonstrated leadership, professionalism and new innovations. Chartwells provides opportunities for personal growth and development while offering rewarding and promising careers in support of the clients, students and campus communities we serve.

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CONTACT: Kristine Andrews Communications Manager/Media Relations Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services 914-935-5437

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