What We're Doing

  We work together to continually develop and implement sustainable solutions. Through Green Thread, our environmental     sustainability platform, we bring innovative and efficient solutions to life. We are passionately focused on reducing the environmental impact within our operations. Here are just a few ways we work to make our campus more environmentally conscious:

  We work together to continually develop and implement sustainable solutions at St. Mary's University. We call these programs and policies Green Thread as they weave throughout our operations every day!
Check Recycling: Dining Services partners with campus to recycle cardboard, plastic and glass from all dining locations across campus. We are committed to minimizing our environmental footprint. Look for signs in our locations for information on where to put your recyclables.

Check Trayless Dining:  Did you know Dining Services has been trayless since 2011? By dining trayless, you have helped positively impact the waste stream. Dining trayless minimizes food waste, conserves energy and water, and reduces the amount of cleaning chemicals entering the waste stream.

Check Reusable To-Go Containers: Getting your meal to go from Diamondback Cafe dining hall? Take part in our Reusable To-Go Container program. Here’s how it works:

Check Recycled Content Paper: We use 100% recycled content office and copy paper in all dining locations on campus.

Check Energy & Water Conservation: We train our employees each semester on common energy and water conservation practices in order to conserve precious natural resources.