Environmental sustainability is part of Campus Dining. Our
goal is to provide healthy options and eco-friendly programs to improve your
quality of life.
Food donation: sustaining the community
We make regular donations to the Northern Arizona Food Bank.
We support the Hooper
Student Fund with an annual contribution. The Hooper Student Fund grants
monetary awards of up to $2,500 for student projects that advance
sustainability at Northern Arizona University or in northern Arizona.
We recycle all of
the cardboard from product shipments. Additionally, we give every incoming
freshman a reusable water bottle, and we have a free fill station with
reverse-osmosis filtered water in the University Union.
Our used cooking oil is converted to biodiesel and used to fuel
buses on campus.
Our napkins are made from 100 percent recycled material.
All of our chemicals for washing dishes in resident dining
halls are certified "green" products supplied by Ecolab.
We supply biodegradable to-go containers at Garden Toss.
We have launched a food waste awareness campaign in our
resident dining operations and are now a trayless operation.
In collaboration with the Office of Sustainability, we developed
a composting program at the du Bois Center which focuses on pre-consumer food
waste and creates quality soil additions for the Students for Sustainable Living
and Urban Gardening (SSLUG) garden.
We work with vendors who implement environmentally-friendly
- Mission Linen
- Shamrock Farms
- Earthbound Farms
We buy local produce through our local supplier, Stern's
Produce. Our milk comes from Shamrock Farms, a Phoenix-based dairy.
The Campus Market and Oasis offers healthy alternatives,
We also serve organic spring mix and fresh spinach in our
resident dining halls and salad operations.
Visit Green NAU for information on
university-wide sustainability efforts.