Dining Goes Green
Dining Services makes it a priority to implement programs and practices that are healthier for you and the environment. Creating a more environmentally friendly dining program means providing you with choices to help you minimize your impact on the environment.
Helping our Community
We take steps everyday towards a more sustainable dining program to make Carnegie Mellon greener and help the Pittsburgh community.
- Our dining vendors purchase foods from local farms and vendors to help support the Pittsburgh community, provide fresher foods, and cut down on pollution due to transportation. CulinArt, our primary dining vendor, buys nearly 15 percent of their food from local vendors and serves milk from a local dairy at all of their locations. Mitchell's Mainstreet Market and The Exchange also have local milk available for purchase.
- Many of our dining locations donate their excess food to local food banks.
- Dining Services also works to help the larger global community. Many of our dining locations including The Exchange, La Prima Espresso, SEIber Café, Skibo Café, Tazza D'Oro, The Underground, and The Zebra Lounge serve fair trade coffee so you can drink your morning cup with a good conscience.
Good for You and the Environment
Many dining locations around campus serve organic products and hormone-free meat. By choosing to eat organic and hormone-free foods, you are helping fewer pesticides and chemicals enter the environment.
- All of the chicken served at CulinArt locations is hormone and antibiotic free.
- Entropy, the campus convenience store, has an entire section devoted to organic produce and foods.
- Tazza D'Oro in the Gates and Hillman Centers is very committed to serving fair trade and organically grown coffee.