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Sustainability may mean many different things to many different people, but Dining Services takes to heart its overreaching message to maintain the well-being of people and nature through the responsible use of resources.

Residential Dining encompasses many different aspects which help the campus of Northern Illinois University reduce, recycle and reuse.  Some examples of our efforts to run a sustainable program include:

  • Trayless dining at Gilbert, Neptune, New Hall, and Stevenson
  • Serving students in Neptune Dining Centers to reduce food waste
  • Using napkins made from recycled paper
  • 100% biodegradable and compostable cups & lids from Seattle's Best

Ideas and suggestions for this program are always welcome. 

Feel free to contact us at Residential Dining.

Contact Us
101 Neptune East
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815) 753-1525

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