Thanks to all the staff and colleagues that wrote and offered words of wisdom. I think that the problem with offering a ‘Leave No Trace’ zone is the same problem with ‘Leave No Trace’ while in a natural setting. Not everyone will adhere to this. Some will be looking for a place just to eat their lunch, not a students busily working that requires a moment to refuel. There are already plenty of public areas to convene and enjoy the company of peers while consuming their lunch.
Me thinks ‘NOT’.
Thanks to all for feedback, criticism, and even your taunts–I really do appreciate going through this process.