Help Reduce Food Waste

Project Drawdown lists ‘Preventing Food Waste’ as the #1 action that individuals can take to reduce climate impacts, and it’s estimated that the average college student wastes around 140 pounds of food each year. Try practicing these 5 steps to reduce personal plate waste:
  1. Plan your meal. Check all station menus first before making your selection.
  2. Consider the source. Food requires significant water, energy, and labor resources to produce, package, transport, prepare, serve, and dispose of.
  3. Sample smaller portions. Serve yourself or ask a server for a sample of a new dish to try before plating a full portion.
  4. Take only what you can eat. 
  5. Come back for seconds! Dining visitors are encouraged to revisit the stations frequently to make sure you’re getting enough to eat.