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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:

CheckTrayless 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.

CheckReusable To-Go Containers: Available at all dining locations, diverting Styrofoam waste from landfills.

CheckReusable Cup Program: : Dining Services features a reusable cup, available for purchase. This cup helps participants reduce their carbon footprint. Discounted refills are available at participating locations


CheckLocal 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.

CheckFood Waste Composting: The Fresh Food Company utilizes a pulper to convert post-consumer food waste into compost.

CheckFryer Oil Recycling: One hundred percent of Dining Services’ used fryer oil is recycled.