We work together to continually develop and implement sustainable solutions. Through Green Thread, 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

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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.


Recycling

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Dining Services partners with campus and Harvest Power to recycle all organic waste 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.

Trayless Dining

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Did you know Dining Services has been trayless since 2009? By dining trayless, you have helped positively impact the waste stream.  Dining trayless minimizes food waste, conserves energy and water, and reduces the amount of cleaning chemicals entering the waste stream.

Reusable To-Go Containers

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Getting your meal to go from ’63 South or Knightro's? Take part in our Reusable To-Go Container program.

Hydration Stations

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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

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We use 100% recycled content office and copy paper in UCF Dining locations on campus.

Energy & Water Conservation

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We train our employees each semester on common energy and water conservation practices in order to conserve precious natural resources. 

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