Dining Services

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Green Restaurant Certification

In 2017, all three of our dining centers, Hillside, Northside and Southside, became Level 1 Certified Green® Restaurants. Our certification is administered by the Green Restaurant Association (GRA), a national nonprofit organization helping restaurants to become more environmentally sustainable.

The program evaluates Dining Services' energy usage, water and waste management and chemical reduction efforts. Dining Services' efforts have resulted in the following savings:

  • 54,588 gallons of water, the equivalent to the amount of five backyard swimming pools
  • 21,690 kWh of electricity, the equivalent of taking three passenger vehicles off the road for a year
  • 225,000 pounds of waste, the equivalent of nine tractor trailer loads
  • $4,037 in energy and water bills

To learn more about the Green Resturant Association and its certification standards, visit http://dinegreenco.com/restaurants/standards.asp




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