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Sustainability at WSU Dining Services 

Dining Services supports Washington State University's sustainability initiative by using locally grown, minimally processed ingredients, selling Fair Trade coffee, and recycling and composting our waste products. Explore the links below to learn more about WSU Dining Services’ sustainable practices and certifications.

Marine Stewardship Council Certification

As of February 2016, we began serving MSC certified seafood in all three of our dining centers. WSU is the first university in Washington to make this commitment. Read more about MSC Certification…

SPE Certification

In 2015, we obtained a two-star SPE certification for our commitment to using sustainable, nutrient dense ingredients in our meals. SPE, derived from the Latin phrase Sanitas Per Escam (or "Health Through Food"), is a third-party certification program that uses science-based criteria to recognize foodservice operators' commitment to serving nutritious and sustainable food. Read more about SPE Certification…

Local and Sustainable Sourcing

We purchase local and seasonal ingredients and integrate them into our recipes wherever possible from local farms such as Wilson Banner Ranch, Omache Farms, Tonnemaker Farms, Upper Dry Creek Ranch, Anderson Ranch, and more. Read more about local and sustainable sourcing…

Composting & Recycling

Dining Services is committed to WSU’s pledge to conserve natural resources and protect the environment through our composting and recycling initiatives. Read more aboout composting and recycling…