MORE VARIETY, MORE SUSTAINABLE
We've made the switch from bottles and cans to fountain beverages for the Spring 2021 semester! This one small step has a BIG impact on our carbon footprint.
Campus Dining makes a great effort to include locally sourced, sustainable, whole foods.
In the Fall of 2015, Stony Brook University introduced a hydroponic Freight Farm where student farmers can grow crops year-round in an indoor environment.
In the U.S., we send 40% of all of the food we produce to landfills. Some people might dismiss this as naturally biodegradable. But in a landfill, the food degradation process forms methane, a greenhouse gas that’s around 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide!
A Cross-Campus Effort
Campus Dining collects the food scraps that FSA Volunteers load into the composter and track the progress. After 3 weeks, campus operations and maintenance unloads the compost to be cured and distributed in the landscaping and flower beds throughout campus.
REUSABLE CONTAINER PROGRAM
This program is temporarily paused due to COVID-19.
How it works in 3 easy steps:
1 - See a cashier to purchase a $5 refundable deposit for a reusable container (all payment tenders accepted). $5 will be refunded each time you turn in your container.
2 - Use it to take food out at East Side and West Side.
3 - Bring it back and exchange your container for a clean container or refund.
LEARN MORE (VIDEO)