Sustainability on Campus
Sustainability News! Compostable & recyclable sushi containers are now being used at Washoku. Remember, our GreenThread To Go Container Program is always an option. You can start participating by visiting our POD Market in lower USDAN to purchase your container today.
Cool Fun Sustainability Facts! See what we are doing to lower our carbon footprint:
-Our milk is produced from a local farm in Derry, NH.
-Trayless dining is available at all dining locations in USDAN and in the Non-Kosher Dining in Sherman.
-We offer biodegradable “to go” containers.
-We use recycled paper napkins and paper towels
-We offer a $0.99 coffee refill program. Just bring your travel mug to any on-campus dining location and refuel & refill for $0.99
-Bottled water is not sold in the Café or Boulevard. Instead, we have set up hydration stations for you to quench your thirst!
-Our cleaning products are all green!
At Dining Services, we respect our responsibility to the planet, the environment and the community in which we work. We nurture our world with a commitment to sound environmental and business practices. We recognize our mutual global interdependence and develop programs with a holistic focus to preserve vibrant communities, support ecological systems, and embrace a sustainable future.
In October 2006, Dining Services introduced locally grown produce in all dining locations. All locally grown produce is labeled and the variety changes daily based on the harvest and season.
Our main produce provider Sid Wainer & Sons proudly partners and supports these local farms to bring to our dining operations local products and support local economics:
South Deerfield, MA
Four Red Farm
Jamie Bagdon Farm
Long Plain Farm
East Hampton, MA
Jansal Valley Farm, MA
Johnathan Sprouts, MA
Ayer Farms, MA
JP Sullivan, MA