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Sustainability

UMass Dining Sustainability is committed to engaging and educating students on food and the environment while enhancing the student experience by offering a diverse selection of delicious, healthy, local and sustainable foods.

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Local Purchasing

The mission of UMass Dining is to contribute to the campus life experience by providing a variety of healthy and flavorful meals featuring local, regional, and world cuisine in a sustainable and environmentally conscious manner.

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Visit the Campus Permaculture Gardens

UMass Permaculture provides empowering hands-on education and leadership training, community engagement, and fresh, local, organic produce to the UMass campus.

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Collaborations 

Our partnerships and collaborations are a core piece to the work of UMass Dining Sustainability. Together we work towards common goals around education, community, and resiliency.

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Initiatives 

Our sustainability initiatives support and encourage meaningful interactions with, and deeper understanding of food systems and climate action.

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Sustainability is a Core Value

The work of sustainability is all about emphasizing interconnectedness and building toward a hopeful, joyful, and generative future.

Our goal is to identify and successfully implement strategies that mitigate carbon impact, preserve resources for future generations and build a carbon literate workforce.​

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27 November 2018 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
23 September 2019 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
11 December 2019 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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