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You Can Help

Here's what you can do to promote sustainability on campus:

  • Choose meals responsibly: waste not, want not.
  • Stop waste and a growing waistline by portioning your plate. Try filling one-half of your plate with fruits and vegetables, one quarter with a lean source of protein, and fill the remaining quarter with a starch such as brown rice or potatoes. By portioning your plate, you will not only ensure a balanced meal, but you will also cut down on waste. If you want seconds, you can always go back for more.
  • Eat seasonally.
  • Limit the number of napkins you use.
  • Use your Lug a Mug. Not only do you help the environment, you get discount beverages at Tyler's Grill.
  • Request paper bags for carryout only at Tyler's Grill and other food service locations.
  • BYOB (Bring your own bag) to Eight Fifteen at Boatwright, ETC and the Dean's Den. ETC will give you a five-cent credit/bag for using your own bags.
  • Recycle Aluminum cans throughout campus at the designated recycling stations.
  • Leave permanent ware in our food facilities (dishes, glasses, utensils, etc) so we do not have to replace it
  • Dine in rather than carry-out whenever possible
  • Properly dispose of packaging and waste.
  • Join campuses nationwide and "go trayless" when dining at the Heilman Dining Center. It reduces our global impact on the enviornmnt by:
    • Reducing food waste
    • Reducing dishwashing and the use of chemicals for washing trays
    • Conserving energy
    • Conserving water