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


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 

Renewable Energy

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

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.

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. 

Automatic Lights

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

Energy Efficient Equipment

West Chester University Dining is committed to using equipment and technologies that reduce our environmental footprint.   

Bulk Packaging

Wherever possible, we purchase products in bulk to reduce packaging production and waste.

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! 

100% Post Consumer Recycled Copier Paper

We made the switch to use 100% PCR Copier paper in our dining operations.