Sustainability in Pitt Dining
As a diner, it is easy to make smart environmental choices at any Pitt Dining by Sodexo location. We know Pitt students want to do the right thing for the planet and we understand that you lead busy lives, so your Pitt Dining chefs and managers are doing a lot behind the scenes to make our meals more sustainable.
From purchasing local, seasonal, and sustainable produce whenever possible to reducing waste, serving more plant-based meals, and supporting new student sustainability initiatives, your campus teamis dedicated to providingyou with an exceptional dining experience that is good for you and the planet.
Pitt Sustainability Plan
The Pitt Sustainability Plan, released in January 2018, set goals for a number of areas related to Pitt Dining under the Food Systems Impact Area. The vision for Pitt Dining is to "build food systems that support a healthy body and healthy planet, strengthen local communities, and minimize waste." The Plan serves as a road map for our sustainability efforts and builds on our longstanding commitment to students, the University, and the community.
The goals that impact Pitt Dining include:
- Support a local, fair, ecologically sound, and humane food system by expanding the Real Food Challenge across campus to serve 25% Real Food by 2025.
- Serve 50% of to-go meals and beverages in reusable containers by 2025.
- Serve meals that put plants at the center of the plate by decreasing the amount of animal-derived products old by 25% by 2025.
- Compost 50% of food waste.
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Sustainability at Sodexo
No single business can create a better tomorrow on its own. We can only create meaningful action by working closely in partnership with others. At Sodexo, we have worked with global organizations, consumers and charities to make a bigger difference – and in some instances, we’ve even created our own initiatives to help us get ahead on issues.
Locally, Pitt Dining by Sodexo works closely with organizations to build a great dining program including: Food Recovery Heroes, the Real Food Challenge, 412 Food Rescue, the Humane Society of the United States, Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants, the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council, Community Kitchen PGH, the Energy Innovation Center, Goodwill, and the Pitt Pantry.
Be sure to follow Pitt Dining on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for sustainability updates. Additionally, subscribe to the Pitt Sustainbility email list for more in-depth updates including food waste audit volunteering,