Concordia’s Dining Services is leading the way in setting new sustainability standards for the industry as a whole.
Anderson Commons, our main dining center, is a trayless facility. This efficient move saves the campus 200,000 gallons of water each year and eliminates 150 pounds of wasted food each day. Overall, food waste is reduced by 26 percent.
Other small steps toward sustainability include:
- Purchasing potatoes and pasta from local vendors
- Moving from plastic to permanent salt and pepper shakers
- Cleaning the floors with chemical-free solutions
- Using energy-efficient ventilation systems in the kitchen
- Continuing research into expanding local and organic food options
The mission of the garden is to educate the community about food production that is healthy, environmentally sustainable and practical in a manner that encourages active engagement to lessen our global footprint.
It provides a diverse selection of vegetables and herbs for the community at large. It serves as a model for urban gardening projects, providing education for both Concordia students and the community.