Dining & Food Services
While the Sustainability Master Plan does not have a specific goal for dining, it does state that the University should focus on sourcing food that is local and/or community-based and that meet relevant third-party certifications
- Maverick Den and MavREC Cafe serve Arbor Day Coffee
- This shade-grown, fair trade coffee benefits the Nebraska Arbor Day Foundation.
- Every cup of coffee helps to preserve two square feet of rainforest and provides growers with a fair wage, increased access to healthcare and education, and improved local infrastructure.
- Containers, flatware, and paper goods are either compostable, biodegradable PLA, cornstarch-based, or recycled paper materials.
- Vegetarian options are available. Vegan and other dietary restrictions options are available upon request.
- Herb garden on the property.
- Try to keep paper and plastic use to a minimum and have switched the majority of products to those made from renewable resources or are easily compostable.
phosphate freeor low phosphorus dishwashing and cleaning chemicals.
- Every Bite Counts
- This sub-committee of SustainUNO is a student-run service organization focused on food recovery and advocacy around food waste and food insecurity.
- Works to recover edible food otherwise thrown away for the purpose of giving back to underserved individuals, especially youth, in our surrounding community.
- All recovered food is donated to Youth Emergency Services (YES), to be distributed to their clients.
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