The Hobart Center for Foodservice Sustainability has announced its deadline for the 2014 sustainability grant and that Rob Geile, director of consultant services and education at Hobart, is joining the organization as a HCFS Fellow.

Geile will assist in judging applications for the 2014 sustainability grant, which will be awarded to the individual or organization judged to have the best-executed foodservice or grocery sustainability project of the year, according to a company press release.

The deadline for grant applications is 5 p.m. Eastern on Feb. 28. The application form as well as rules and conditions are available for download at

Organizations apply for the grant by submitting a case study of 10 or fewer pages explaining how their program address one or more of the following foodservice sustainability challenges:

  • How the operation reduced energy/water usage
  • How the operation reduced creation of wastewater or solid waste
  • How the operation implemented Farm-to-Fork programs or other combined programs

Applications must include a financial analysis of the program that addresses the cost of implementation, continuing costs, cumulative costs saved and return on investment. Descriptions of specific foodservice equipment used to achieve sustainability goals, including ENERGY STAR qualified equipment, are also encouraged.

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