What We're Doing

We work together to continually develop and implement sustainable solutions. Through Green Thread, our environmental sustainability platform, we bring innovative and efficient solutions to life. We are passionately focused on reducing the environmental impact within our operations. Here are just a few ways we work to make our campus more environmentally conscious:

Check Local Purchasing: Did you know Dining Services sources food from many local farmers, growers and distributors? The list changes throughout the year depending on seasonality and availability. However, here is a sampling of a few of our partners:
  • Dairyland Milk
  • 6 Mile Bakery
  • Islands West Produce
  • Galley Brothers cage free eggs
  • Melinda’s Biscotti
  • Level Ground Coffee

Check Recycling: Dining Services recycles from all dining locations across campus. We are committed to minimizing our environmental footprint. Look for signs in our locations for information on where to put your recyclables.

Check Trayless Dining:  Did you know Dining Services has been trayless since 2008? By dining trayless, you have helped positively impact the waste stream. Dining trayless minimizes food waste, conserves energy and water, and reduces the amount of cleaning chemicals entering the waste stream.

Check Fryer Oil Recycling: One hundred percent of dining services used fryer oil is recycled.

Check Food Composting: All food waste from our kitchens is weighed and tracked before being sent to composting. By tracking our waste we can work toward reducing our carbon footprint. Between April 2017 and April 2018 we reduced our waste by 29%.