For Your Planet
As a guest, it is easy to make smart environmental choices when you dine at a Sodexo café. We know today's college students want to do the right thing for the planet and we also understand you lead busy lives, so your Sodexo chefs and managers do a lot of the work for you behind the scenes!
From purchasing local seasonal produce whenever possible to reducing inorganic and organic waste, your campus team is dedicated to providing you with an exceptional dining experience that is good for you and good for the planet.
This commitment was formalized with Sodexo's Better Tomorrow Plan. The Better Tomorrow Plan includes 14 commitments for a brighter future by focusing on three key priorities: health, community and planet. Learn more about the Better Tomorrow Commitments.
While your Sodexo team works hard behind the scenes, they also count on student engagement and enthusiasm to spread the word about what you're doing together on your campus. We encourage you to work with your local Sodexo management team to continue to innovate and improve sustainability efforts in your community.
If you have additional comments or questions, please contact us. We would love to hear from you.
UMB Dining installs new dishwashing system to boost its Positive Environmental Impact ... details here.
Sodexo feels it is our responsibility to encourage and act in a way that promotes sustainability at UMass Boston, in our community, around the region and throughout the world. Our sustainability efforts tie into our strong community focus and our regard for quality of life.
Our sustainability initiatives and programs include the following:
Fair Trade ProductsFair Trade Products guarantee a minimum price for small farmers' harvests and encourages organic and sustainable cultivation methods that are safer for communities. The cultivation of coffee has become an issue with both environmental and human rights implications.
Value of Recycling to UMass Boston:
Financial savings—solid waste disposal tonnage costs avoided; Waste reduction - tons of waste not going into the waste stream.
How You Can Help
You can help us in our sustainability in a number of ways:
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