Dine Sustainably

Dine with us: Did you know that BU dining facilities are available to students, staff, and faculty? The many Certified Green Restaurant® locations at BU make it easy to dine sustainably. Learn more.

Plant-forward diets: BU Dining Service’s Climate-Friendly Dining icon helps you easily identify and incorporate low-carbon foods into your daily life (fun fact: this initiative was developed in collaboration with a Sustainability Innovation Seed Grant team). You might decide you like it so much that you opt for a plant-forward diet. Eating a vegan diet for two-thirds of meals could cut food-related carbon emissions by more than half.

Go organic: According to USDA data, organic foods have fewer pesticide residues than conventionally grown produce.

Reusables: Bring a kit of reusable utensils, a cloth napkin, and a reusable beverage container to reduce waste, and you’ll be ready for any delicious options that come your way. Our reusable to-go container programs are currently on hold.

Tap water: Fill up a reusable beverage container at water bottle filling stations throughout campus to reduce your plastic consumption.

Reduce food waste: Take small amounts of foods you’re not sure about and want to try. Got leftovers? Save it for a future meal or snack.

Divert food waste: Put food scraps (banana peels, apple cores, etc.) and compostable diningware into the food waste bin instead of trash. Check signage to make sure the items are acceptable.

Recycle: Recycle your empty plastic cups, clean plastic and metal food containers, clean metal cans, and clean glass bottles. Consult signage to make sure the items are acceptable for recycling.

Did you know?

In 2012, BU became the first university to earn a 4-star Certified Green Restaurant® rating.

Learn more about sustainable dining at BU.