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Aug 18, 2012 10:10 PM by Andy Koen

UCCS to open green cafeteria

College students at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will be treated to a new that designers say will make other campuses green with envy. The new "Cafe '65" inside the student center was designed with sustainability in mind.

One benefit of that plan is tastier food. For example, all of the pizzas will be made from scratch because it cuts down on the amount of cardboard and plastic packaging waste.

Also, you won't be able to buy bottled water. Instead students are encouraged to bring their own water bottles and fill up at the hydration station. It actually counts the number of water bottles saved from landfills.

Senior Associate Chancellor Susan Szpyrka says the university chose the sustainable model because, "it's the responsible thing to do."

"There are limited resources and we want to respect those resources and we also need to match what we do from a business practice what we've taught in class," Szpyrka said.

The new cafeteria opens Monday, the first day of the fall semester.

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