Our Commitment to Sustainable Dining

As one of the largest commercial services at Cal Poly, Campus Dining strives to lessen the university's environmental impact with programs, products and services that reduce the campus’s overall ecological “foodprint.” Our sustainability efforts are focused around four key areas:

Food Sustainability Waste Stream Management Water and Energy Conservation Green Buildings and Transportation

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WINNER BEST PRACTICE AWARD

Campus Dining received a Best Practice Award for its food sustainability program in the 2017 Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards Competition. Our program was recognized for increasing food sustainability through procurement, production and waste practices, building partnerships across the campus and employing community outreach and education to promote food sustainability.

Sustainability Scorecard

Items that meet the specific criteria of Campus Dining's sustainability initiatives as a percent of total purchases as of February 2018.

  • 88 cage-free eggs
  • 100 rbgh-free milk
  • 100 rbgh-free yogurt
  • 99 reduced antibiotic chicken
  • 93 reduced antibiotic turkey

How can you reduce your environmental impact?

1

Eat local. More than 100+ local and organic products are sold on campus.

2

Make a grocery list before shopping to prevent food waste.

3

Pack your snacks in mason jars to reduce packaging.

4

Landfill? Compost? Recycle? When in doubt, recycle.

5

Make sure to bring your water bottle and use the campus water stations.

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QUESTIONS?

For assistance or questions, please contact:

Campus Dining
Phone: (805) 756-5939
campusdining@calpoly.edu

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