Residential Dining

Sustainability

Sustainability may mean many different things to many different people, but Dining Services takes to heart its overreaching message to maintain the well-being of people and nature through the responsible use of resources.

Residential Dining encompasses many different aspects which help the campus of Northern Illinois University reduce, recycle and reuse.  Some examples of our efforts to run a sustainable program include:

  • Trayless dining at Stevenson, New Hall and Gilbert
  • Serving students in Neptune Dining Commons to reduce food waste
  • Using napkins made from recycled paper
  • 100% biodegradable and compostable cups & lids from Seattle's Best

Ideas and suggestions for this program are always welcome. 

Feel free to contact us at Residential Dining.