Sustainability

Working to eat local

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 IU 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.

How we're bringing food from the farm to the table

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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.