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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: We offer many varieties of sustainable foods to nourish students in a way that also feeds the future.  Locally Sourced, Fairly Traded, and Organic Products served daily.
  • Cage Free Eggs
  • Fair Trade Coffee
  • Local products purchased - .64 cents of every dollar spent on products and services last year went to local companies 

Check Renewable Energy: We are lucky to be part of West Chester University's push for Geothermal Energy on campus.

Check Waste Oil Recycling:  With our partner, Waste Oil Recyclers, Inc., we were able to recycle over 3,000 gallons of waste oil, resulting in a CO2 savings equivalent to planting over 7,000 trees.

Check Food Management Software: We have implemented this technology to help us keep track of student consumption, so that we can more accurately forecast the amount of food to prepare.  This helps us serve students with the foods they love most, while reducing the amount of food that gets wasted.

Check We are Trayless: Removing trays in our dining hall reduces water usage, and helps individuals to choose only the amount of food that they really can eat. 

Check Automatic Lights: Whenever possible, we install automatic lights to reduce energy when rooms are not in use.

Check Energy Efficient Equipment: West Chester University Dining is committed to using equipment and technologies that reduce our environmental footprint.  

Check Bulk Packaging: Wherever possible, we purchase products in bulk to reduce packaging production and waste.

Check Reusable To-Go Containers: Our To-Go program has been very popular, enabling busy students to bring along their own mug or bag, reducing the amount of disposables produced and wasted.  We also offer a discount at many locations, for using your own mug or bag!

Check 100% Post Consumer Recycled Copier Paper: We made the switch to use 100% PCR Copier paper in our dining operations.