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 famers, 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:
  • Shelhammers Farm, Bloomsburg, PA

Check Recycling: Dining Services partners with campus to recycle paper, plastic, cardboard and aluminum 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 Reusables: Take part in our reusable mug program to reduce waste and receive a discount on coffee at any campus dining location.

Check Reusable To-Go Containers: Getting your meal to go from Husky Lounge? Take part in our Reusable To-Go Container program. Here’s how it works: Just ask any server to provide you with a reusable container, then when you come in again return the container and get a new one for that visit. 

Check Fryer Oil Recycling: One hundred percent of dining services used fryer oil is recycled by MoPac to be used for bio fuel and the prduction of animal feed.

Check Hydration Stations: Dining Services offers several hydration stations throughout campus. Use the filtered water stations to refresh and refuel while helping to impact your carbon footprint.

Check Recycled Content Paper: We use 100% recycled content office and copy paper in all dining locations on campus.

Check Green Content: All dining locations are committed to using daily green cleaning products in our operations to reduce the need for chemical based cleaning products and provide a healthy and safe learning environment.

Check Energy & Water Conservation: We train our employees each semester on common energy and water conservation practices in order to conserve precious natural resources.