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Jenny Elmes '91 Is Good and Green

— by on July 18th, 2016

Jenny Elmes, a member of Washington and Lee University’s Class of 1991, this month received a nice honor for her Lexington business, full circle catering: Top Green Provider for 2016.

“We take small steps locally to make a large impact globally,” Jenny said in the press release about the honor, “and my team and I are honored and proud of this achievement.”

The accolade comes from an industry publication, Food Logistics, which calls itself “exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain.” The magazine’s Top Green Providers list “recognizes companies whose products, services, or exemplary leadership is enhancing sustainability within the food and beverage industry.”

Jenny is well known in Rockbridge County both for her delicious food and for her commitment to sustainability. Her business is certified green by the Green Restaurant Association. And as described in this blog on the W&L website, she is so dedicated to the cause that she will even take home recyclable trash and compostable scraps left over from her catering jobs.

By the way, Jenny’s father is another well-known member of the W&L community: David Elmes, emeritus professor of psychology.