Sustainability in Dining

At UMD, sustainability isn't just a buzzword - it's a way of life. We take pride in our dedication to creating a greener campus for future generations. In fact, we're on a mission to achieve zero waste and we're already almost at 100% of our waste being diverted from landfills! From soda lids to straws and Grab & Go packaging, everything is either reusable or compostable. And we're not stopping there - we're always looking for ways to reduce our environmental footprint. Take a look at all the amazing initiatives and partnerships. Together, we're making a positive impact.

Sustainable Partnerships

Leading The Way

We proudly serve up more than just delicious food. We believe that being mindful of our impact on the environment is not only the right thing to do, but it also makes our food taste even better (seriously, we've done taste tests). Our team works tirelessly to incorporate sustainable practices into everything we do, from sourcing local ingredients to reducing food waste. So when other schools ask us about our commitment to sustainability, we raise our hand high and say, "heck yeah, we're all about it!" Because at UMD Dining, we don't just set the standard for sustainability, we raise the bar (and then compost it).