As one of the largest commercial services at Cal Poly, Campus Dining strives to lessen the university’s environmental impact with programs, products and services that reduce the campus’s overall ecological “foodprint.” Our sustainability efforts are focused around four key areas:

winner best practice award


Campus Dining received a Best Practice Award for its food sustainability program in the 2017 Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards Competition. Our program was recognized for increasing food sustainability through procurement, production and waste practices, building partnerships across the campus and employing community outreach and education to promote food sustainability.

How can you reduce your environmental impact?

  1. Eat local. More than 100+ local and organic products are sold on campus.
  2. Make a grocery list before shopping to prevent food waste.
  3. Pack your snacks in mason jars to reduce packaging.
  4. Landfill? Compost? Recycle? When in doubt, recycle.
  5. Make sure to bring your water bottle and use the campus water stations.