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:
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. However, here is a sampling of a few of our partners:
and Apple Slices from Henderson Farms of Henderson, NC
Beets, Zucchini Squash, Kale, and Yellow Squash from Walter P Rawls of Pelion,
from Critcher Bros Farm of Deep Gap, NC
from Burma Farms of Claxton, GA
Eggplant, and Green Peppers from J&J Produce of Adel, GA
from Solar Farms Inc of Carthage, NC
Potatoes from Ham's Produce of Snow Hill, NC
Firm from Solar Farms Inc of Atlanta, GA
partners with campus to recycle 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
||Trayless Dining: Did you know Dining
Services has saved 900 gallons of water per day, 198,000 gallons of water per school year, by going trayless? 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
||Reusables:Take part in our
reusable mug program to reduce waste at Starbucks locations across campus.
||Reusable To-Go Containers:Getting your meal to go from the Fresh Food Company. Purchase your
reusable to-go Container from the Green Scene Express! Just like a reusable
water bottle, do your part to reduce waste by purchasing a reusable to-go
||Fryer Oil Recycling:One hundred percent
of dining services used fryer oil is recycled to be used in biodiesel fuels!
||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
||Recycled Content Paper:We use 100% recycled content office and copy paper in all;
||Green Cleaning:All dining locations
are committed to using New Ionators;daily
green cleaning products in our operations to reduce the need for chemical based
cleaning products and provide a healthy and safe learning environment.
||Energy & Water Conservation: We train our employees each semester on common energy and water conservation practices in order to conserve precious natural resources.