Updates on Waste Reduction
Eco-Friendly To-Go Containers
Dining Services will be continuing its program of reusable to-go containers during Fall 2012. Students may rent a box for $7.00 and bring it back to exchange for a clean one or receive a redeemable card to be used at a later date. You can also purchase one outright for your personal use for $15.00.
Sodexo and the UM Sustainability Committee Co-Host Forum About Their Partnership
Martin Diaz, Courtney Bennett, and Dr. Lee Rozelle
On April 17, 2012, as part of UM
Environmental Club's Earth Week celebration, the UM Sustainability Committee
and Dining Services co-hosted a forum to discuss sustainability initiatives
implemented in the dining hall as the result of their partnership. ES co-chair Dr.
and Campus Dining Services General Manager Martin Diaz were also present to
Click here to download the presentation with detailed information about campus dining services' sustainability efforts and their plans for the future.
Click here to download the UM Food Sustainability Plan 2011.
Dining Services Makes Its First Drop of Compost into UM Organic Community Garden!
Keith, a Dining Services employee who has served UM for many years, makes the first drop-off of compost to UM Organic Community Garden on April 27, 2012.
Our cooks put uncooked fruit and vegetable scraps from their food preparation into a rolling white container, affectionately named the "Sustainability Barrel," and store it in the prep cooler until it is ready to be emptied into the compost bin.
We hope to continue this partnership with our own community garden for years to come!
Learn more about the UM Sustainability Initiatives Department here.