"Meet present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs." WCED
Sustainability Mission Statement:
Campus Dining is committed to integrating sustainability into every facet of our organization. From our food to our facilities, we aim to reduce our footprint and be on the cutting edge of sustainable practices and education. We seek to find a balance between the environmental, social and economic aspects of the food system. We strive to serve quality food that demonstrates consciousness of the producers, the animals, and the earth.
We use the criteria developed by the Real Food Challenge (RFC) as our guide to purchasing and serving sustainable food. We continuously endeavor to replace old sources, products and practices with new and better alternatives that benefit the environment, the community, and your dining experience, including:
o Serving real food: sourced locally, in season, and without the use of harmful chemicals.
o Serving the most humane and natural animal products: cage free eggs; free range and hormone/antibiotic-free chicken, beef, and pork.
o Serving fish from sustainably managed fisheries
o Serving foods that are produced using fair labor practices
o Serving foods that are affordable to our customers
o Supporting local farmers and small businesses in our community, and participating in community events.
o Reducing the distance each meal travels
Oxy is strategically located within range of local sources of organic and conventional produce, as well as many small businesses that incorporate sustainable practices.
Signs around the Marketplace will alert you to today’s local and organic produce being served at the Salad Bar, Deli Salad, Homestyle, Specialty Stations, and in our soups. Check out the weekly local highlight, also posted at the Marketplace entrance, for information on a local farm or producer whose items are being served that week.
Download the "Green Oxy" Recycling and Composting Guide
- Office: Johnson Student Center, 2nd Floor
- phone: (323) 259-2629
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