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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 Recycling: Dining Services partners with campus to recycle all cardboard and used cooking oil 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 2008? 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 to reduce waste and receive a discount on fountain beverages and coffee in any South Alabama Dining dining location.

Check Reusable To-Go Containers: Getting your meal to go from the Fresh Food Company? Take part in our Reusable To-Go Container program. Here’s how it works: get your resuable to-go with a deposit of $5 and exchange it for a clean one whenever it needs cleaning.

Check Recycled Content Paper: We use 100% recycled content office and copy paper in all dining locations on campus.

Check LEED Certification: the Fresh Food Company is a LEED silver certified facility.

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