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:

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.

Humanely Raised Proteins

We are committed to addressing the treatment of animals for egg, meat and dairy products.  We purchase cage-free eggs (shell, liquid, and processed eggs) and group housed pork, and do not purchase foie gras or veal raised in crates. 

Sustainable Seafood

We source seafood, including finfish, shellfish, and canned tuna from sources, whether fished or farmed, that maintain healthy marine life and ecosystems, and respect seafood workers and communities throughout the supply chain. 


We are committed to addressing deforestation risks in our supply chain. We source sustainably produced soy and palm oils and continue to assess and address forest-related risks in beef and paper products.

Low Carbon Menu Options

We serve plant-forward dishes, which are delicious, nutritious, and good for the climate. Since 2015, we have increased the fruits, vegetables, and whole grains on our menus by 19%, while reducing climate-intensive red meat by 12%.


The best way to reduce waste is to avoid creating it in the first place. Take part in our reusable (takeout container) program to reduce waste at The Sand Bar.