Local & Sustainable

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A Sustainable Operation

Sustainable dining in all of its dimensions is a critical component of Columbia University’s environmental initiatives. The Columbia Dining team is a strong advocate of environmental and resource management. 

Sustainable practices drive our purchasing decisions, menu development, and physical operations. We order from local businesses and farms, provide a wide range of daily vegan and vegetarian options, and prioritize recycling and reuse.

Learn more about our local and sustainable initiatives: