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:

Local Purchasing


Did you know Dining Services sources food from many local farmers, growers and distributors? The list changes throughout the year depending on seasonality and availability. However, here is a sampling of a few of our partners:

  • Liuzza Farms: Tickfaw, LA
  • Faust Farms: Tickfaw, LA
  • Joan Newman: Kentwood, LA
  • Blahut Farms: Holden, LA
  • E&A Farms: Slaughter, LA
  • Christina Monica: Garyville, LA
  • Michael LeFeaux Farms: Sunset, LA
  • J&B Blueberries: Tioga, LA
  • Becnel Farms: Belle Chasse, LA
  • Fanny Plantation: Belle Chasse, LA
  • Joseph Ratanaza: Belle Chasse, LA
  • Bayou Portuguese: Larose, LA


Dining Services partners with campus to recycle used fryer oil from all dining locations across campus.  We are committed to minimizing our environmental footprint.

Trayless Dining

Did you know Dining Services has been trayless since 2010 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.


Take part in our reusable mug program to reduce waste and receive a discount on fountain beverages and coffee our dining locations.

Reusable To-Go Containers

Getting your meal to go from The Mane Dish? Take part in our Reusable To-Go Container program.

Green Cleaning

All dining locations are committed to using cleaning products in our operations to reduce the need for chemical based cleaning products and provide a healthy and safe learning environment.

Energy & Water Conservation

We train our employees each semester on common energy and water conservation practices in order to conserve precious natural resources.