Hands-on Learning for a Sustainable Future at Freight Farm
As a guest, it is easy to make smart environmental choices when you dine on campus at Stony Brook. From purchasing seasonal produce to reducing waste, Campus Dining is dedicated to providing you with an exceptional dining experience that is good for you and good for the planet.
Composting is a process that turns organic waste (usually food scraps) into nutrient-rich soil.
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.
FSA worked with seniors in the Sustainability Studies Program to analyze the proposed garden site, research campus gardens around the country, and work to understand the opportunities and challenges to designing, building and operating a successful campus garden.
The Office of Sustainability and the Faculty Student Association (FSA) have partnered to launch a new sustainability program called Fill it Forward. The Fill it Forward program offers free cup tags to students to promote sustainability, hydration and philanthropy.