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 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:
  • Lehigh Valley Dairy, PA
  • Wawa Dairy, PA
  • Hershey’s Ice Cream, PA
  • Trickling Springs Creamery, PA
  • NY Bagelry, PA
  • Bimbo Bakeries, PA
  • Amoroso Breads, PA
  • Rockland Bakery, PA
  • Philly Pretzels, PA
  • Ambrogi Produce, PA

Check Recycling: Dining Services partners with campus to recycle glass, aluminum, plastic and cardboard 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 Trayless Dining: Did you know Dining Services has been trayless since 2009? 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 waste stream.

Check Reusables: Take part in our reusable mug program to reduce waste.

Check Reusable To-Go Containers: Getting your meal to go from Campus Center Dining Hall? Take part in our Reusable To-Go Container program.
Click here to download Reusables Clamshell!
Click here to download MEAL TO GO program!

Check Fryer Oil Recycling: One hundred percent of dining services used fryer oil is recycled by Valley Proteins.

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