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Sustainable Dining


Sustainable Foods

The University of California has a goal to procure 20 percent sustainable food products by the year 2020. To encourage the stewardship of natural and human resources, Student Housing and Dining Services supports growers and producers who practice sustainable agriculture methods. Sustainable agriculture includes ecological growing practices, humane animal treatment and social responsibility such as working and living conditions of laborers, the needs of rural communities and consumer health and safety.

Student Housing and Dining Services relies heavily on third-party certifiers to guarantee sustainable agricultural practices from select vendors. These certifications include, but are not limited to:

Take Action

  • Look for sustainable food choices on the menu signage in the dining commons.

Best Practices