We work together to continually develop and implement sustainable solutions. Through our environmental sustainability platform, we bring innovative and efficient solutions to life. We are passionately focused on reducing the environmental impact within our operations. 

Here are just a few ways we work to make our campus more environmentally conscious:

Local Purchasing


Did you know Dining Services sources food from many local farmers, growers and distributors? The list changes throughout the year depending on seasonality and availability. However, here is a sampling of a few of our partners:

  • Scott Farms: Snow Hill, NC
  • Bullard Farms: Adel, GA
  • Sunny Creek Farms: Tryon, NC
  • Bolthouse Farms: Suwanee, GA
  • Walter P.Rawl Farms: Pelion, SC


Dining Services partners with campus to recycle cardboard, paper and plastics from all dining locations across campus. We are committed to minimizing our environmental footprint. Look for signs in our locations for information on where to put your recyclables.

OZZI To-Go Container


OZZI is a revolutionary system that eliminates traditional disposable take-out containers for all segments of the food service industry by utilizing enhanced technology. Whether you are getting food in Catamount Cafe or the Lodge at Brown OZZI is making a difference by being:

✅BPA Free
✅FDA approved
✅Leak resistant
✅Microwave safe
✅Freezer safe
✅Dishwasher safe


Take part in our reusable mug program to reduce waste and receive a discount on coffee at Starbucks and Java City dining locations.

Fryer Oil Recycling

One hundred percent of dining services used fryer oil is recycled by Blue Ridge Biofuels to be used for biodiesel.

Hydration Stations

Dining Services offers several hydration stations throughout campus. Use the filtered water stations to refresh and refuel while helping to impact your carbon footprint. 

Recycled Content Paper

We use 100% recycled content office and copy paper in all dining locations on campus.

Green Cleaning

All dining locations are committed to using cleaning products in our operations to reduce the need for chemical based cleaning products and provide a healthy and safe learning environment.

Babylon Micro Farm


Babylon provides indoor farming simple and accessible. Its one of your new sources of fresh, handpicked herbs & greens. Our micro farm causes:

  • 99.99 Less Transportation
  • 95% Less Food Waste
  • 95% Less Fertalizer
  • 88.4% Less Water
  • 87% Less Plastic Packaging
  • 76% Less Food Waste
  • 71% Fewer Emissions

What we are currently growing:

  • Basil
  • Pea Shoots
  • Beets
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Oregano