Sustainability & Social Responsibility
We are proud to serve you an extensive line of locally sourced produce and other products. Some of our locally supplied items include milk, ice cream, bread, cheese, chicken and a wide assortment of fruits and vegetables. Try these local items today:
Finlayson Farms - Ground Beef & Hamburger Patties - Granville, OH
Fruit Growers Farm - Local Apples - Newcomerstown, OH
Reiter Dairy - Hormone Free Milk - Springfield, OH
Schwebel's Bread - Hebron, OH
Velvet Ice Cream & Novelty Treats - Utica, OH
Curtis Rooftop Herb Garden (Sponsored by PEAS) - Assorted Fresh Herbs - Granville, OH
When seasonally available we feature the following fresh produce from Huston Farms in Dresden, OH:
Acorn Squash, Broccoli, Cantaloupe, Cherry Tomatoes, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Honeydew, Peppers, Potatoes, Squash, Tomatoes, Watermelon
In the fall of 2009, Curtis and Huffman went "trayless". The result has shown that there is between one third to two thirds less food wasted. Also, less water, electricity and soap is used significantly reducing our energy consumption and in-turn reducing our "carbon footprint."
Partnering with the Campus Sustainability Department, Dining Services has added compost bins to each dining hall. By composting we can help turn our food waste into something useful! Don't let your food waste sit in a landfill, it can be used to help power the future and help achieve the goal of Sustainability!
Grounds for Growth
One person's trash is another person's treasure. Dining Services offers free coffee grounds for use as compost in your personal gardens. We have a Grounds for Growth bin at Jazzman's for guest to help themselves to our coffee grounds.
To see what we do here on campus click here [pdf]
Better Tomorrow Plan
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.