PLU Dining & Culinary Services
PLU recognizes the importance of sustainability, so much so that it is integrated into the University mission statement, "to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care - for other persons, for their communities and for the earth." It is the responsibility of not only the students, but the faculty and staff as well, to become conscious of their effects on the environment and to help us make strides in becoming a sustainable campus community. Here in Dining & Culinary Services, we are doing our part as PLU moves towards the goal of becoming a carbon neutral university by 2020.
We are focusing resources towards cutting down to zero-waste through the Green Tray Program, helping students organize their waste as trash, compost or recycling. The program is helping the University Center and all of the PLU campus become a home for green dining. In addition to the Green Tray Program, Dining & Culinary Services is also focusing efforts towards organic purchasing decisions for products such as eggs milk as well as specific meats such as chicken and beef.
We are continually finding new ways to improve our sustainability efforts. The main area we focus on are: