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  • Dining began pre-consumer composting in 2001
  • By 2008, all dining rooms were actively pre- and post-consumer composting
  • All university catering events are standardized to be zero-waste events
  • Plastic bags for to-go items have been eliminated
  • The dining rooms do not use trays, which has reduced food waste by nearly 30% and saved thousands of gallons of water

University Dining Services practices

  • Waste reduction and elimination
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Purchasing locally grown and produced
  • Supporting sustainable agriculture
  • Health and wellness
  • Building community and culture
  • Education
  • and more

What you can do

  • Bring your reusable Student Housing bottle
  • Participate in the Residence Hall Advisory Board
  • Bring your reusable bag to carry to-go purchases