For Your Planet

As a guest, it is easy to make smart environmental choices when you dine at one of our dining facilities.  We know today's college students want to do the right thing for the planet and we also understand you lead busy lives, so your Sodexo chefs and managers do a lot of of the work for you behind the scenes!

From purchase local seasonal produce whenever possible to reducing inorganic and organic waste, your campus team is dedicated to providing you with an exceptional dining experience that is good for you and good for the planet.

The Better Tomorrow Plan includes 14 commitments for a brighter future by focusing on three key priorities: health, community and planet. Learn more about the Better Tomorrow Commitments.

While your Sodexo team works hard behind the scenes, they also count on student engagement and enthusiasm to spread the word about what you're doing together on your campus. We encourage you to work with your local Sodexo management team to continue to innovate and improve sustainability efforts in your community.

If you have additional comments or questions, please contact us. We would love to hear from you.




Local Sustainability Efforts

Trayless Dining

Westminster Dining has been trayless for the past several years; by eliminating the trays it has been highly effective in reducing food waste and saving thousands of gallons of water.

Xpressnap® Napkin Dispensers

Westminster College dining cares about the environment, that’s why you will find these environmental Xpressnap® napkin dispensers in Galbreath Dining, WE Express "Proudly Serve" Starbucks and TUB Food Court.  The napkins are made from 100% recycled fiber and a Bleach-free process.  According to Xpressnap, enough is saved through utilizing recycle napkins to power 600 American homes for an entire year! More than half a million gallons of oil was saved 38 tanker trucks worth and 41 tons of pollutants were kept out of the environment. 4,131 cubic yards of paper were diverted from landfill space. This is enough to cover an entire football field with a two and a half foot deep stack of paper. EcoLogo and Green Seal certified.


Local Produce

Our local food distributor provide us fresh fruits and vegetables from several local farms including Dawson's Orchard (Lawrence County, PA), Wexford Farms (Allegheny County, PA) , Spring Valley Garden (Butler County, PA), Harvest Valley (Butler County, PA), Yarnick Farms (Indiana County, PA) and Brenckle Farms (Butler County, PA).



We recycle cans, glass, cardboard, plastic, bottles, fryer oil and coffee grounds.


Reusable Mug Discounts

Receive a discounted price with any fountain drink purchase in the TUB Food Court when using you own reusable bottle/mug.  Every April, we offer a special promotion in celebrating Earth Day.


Fair Trade



Learn more about making smart choices for your health, for your community and for your planet
Sustainability highlights from campuses, schools, hospitals and other locations across the country
A quick and informative YouTube video about sustainable seafood and what our commitment means for you
Great coffee and tea that does great things