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 Commons 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.