We're reducing the distance your food travels to campus by purchasing from local suppliers, including Campus Farm. The 8,500 square-foot Campus Farm supplies produce for community members and the campus community.
Our Zero-Waste Goal
The Goodbody Eatery is the first zero-waste dining facility on campus and we're working to make all campus dining locations zero waste.
Rahul Shrivastav, Director of Dining, recently won the 2017 Campus Catalyst Leadership Award for his work on this new zero-waste initiative and his continuing efforts to expand zero waste throughout the campus dining system.
It's not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.Charles Darwin
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.
Food waste is the single most significant contributor to American landfills. All of our dining locations compost and recycle materials, including cooking oil that is refined into biofuels.
To keep our operations in line with the campus waste minimization goal of 40% diversion by 2020, we anticipate this action will redirect up to 20,000 pounds of waste each month.
We train our chefs to minimize food scraps by utilizing every part of an item.
We provide color-coded recycling bins to encourage our guests to participate in our zero-waste initiative.
We encourage using reusable bags and cups. We have already saved 20,000+ disposable cups in the past year.
The student-designed Real Food Challenge encourages a fair, green, and healthy food system. The challenge classifies real food as ecologically sound, fair, humane, or local.
We've had ForwardFood, sponsored by the Humane Society for America, come in for a two-day training with our chefs, dietitians, and students to try out new plant-focused recipes.
In 2017, we even received an A grade award on the Vegan Report Card from PETA2 for our efforts.
The IU Campus Garden Initiative is an IU Office of Sustainability project that aims to foster environmental and social sustainability by creating interactive, edible gardening spaces on the IU-Bloomington campus.