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What We're Doing

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:

 

Check Local Purchasing: Did you know Dining Services sources food from many local farmers, growers and distributors? The list changes throughout the year depending on seasonality and availability.  However, here is a sampling of a few of our partners::
  • Fresh Point Atlanta, GA 

Check Recycling: Dining Services partners with campus to recycle paper, plastics and cardboard from all dining locations across campus.  We are committed to minimizing our environmental footprint.  Look for signs in our locations for information on where to put your recyclables.

Check Trayless Dining:  Did you know Dining Services has been trayless since 2010? By dining trayless, you have helped positively impact the waste stream.  Dining trayless minimizes food waste, conserves energy and water, and reduces the amount of cleaning chemicals entering the waste stream.

Check Reusables: Take part in our reusable mug program coming this Spring 2014 to reduce waste and receive a discount on fountain beverages and coffee in select dining locations.

Check Reusable To-Go Containers: Getting your meal to go from The UNG dining hall?  Take part in our Reusable To-Go Container program.  Here’s how it works: 
  • Simply purchase a reusable to-go container for just $8.00 from UNG Dining Services. When you return your used container to the dining hall, you will receive another clean container at that time or a voucher for future use to-go.: 

Check Green Cleaning: All dining locations are committed to using daily green cleaning products in our operations to reduce the need for chemical based cleaning products and provide a healthy and safe learning environment.

Check Energy & Water Conservation: We train our employees each semester on common energy and water conservation practices in order to conserve precious natural resources.