Campus Dining is continually increasing its sustainable practices while serving the campus community high quality foods and top-notch customer service. Below is a list of our current sustainability initiatives.
Fair Trade is a humane approach to goods produced in third-world and developing countries.
Fair Trade Certified goods ensure that farmers and producers are paid fair and adequate wages. Benefits of buying Fair Trade products includes:
Fair Trade certified coffee and tea is located at all Java City locations on campus. Look for the Fair Trade logo when choosing your coffee.
Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee, available at all Java City locations on campus, supports cooperatives engaging in sustainable coffee growing practices which protect tropical rainforests from deforestation and promote biodiversity in the local ecosystems.
Shade grown coffee is the practice of growing coffee trees under the canopy to take away the need to strip the land of its natural flora and fauna.
Note: Using local vendors is an important sustainability initiative because it requires the use of less fuel to deliver the food to campus.
All sub-contracted foodservice providers of Campus Dining must, at a minimum, comply with Campus Dining’s guidelines with respect to composting food waste and providing compostable or otherwise recyclable service ware. Also, in an effort to reduce the need for materials management operations in Campus Dining cost centers, additional consideration for procurement and contracts shall be given to vendors who offer materials reduction programs (i.e. take-back options or reusable pallets) that enable Campus Dining to make progress toward meeting its zero waste goals.