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 famers, growers and distributors? The list changes throughout the year depending on seasonality and availability. 

Check Recycling: Dining Services participates in Northwestern’s recycling programs.  We are committed to minimizing the waste generated by our operations, as well as waste going to landfill.  Look for signs in our locations for information on where to put your recyclables. 

Check Trayless Dining:  Did you know dining trayless minimizes food waste, conserves energy and water, and reduces the amount of cleaning chemicals entering the waste stream.

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