Sustainable Dining Services

Gordon College Dining Services provides specialty meals, including different ethnic foods, vegan and vegetarian options. During Earth Week, a special vegan buffet is provided for students.

Vegan Dining

Gordon offers a la carte food offerings at every meal which provides a variety of food items, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options to satisfy individual needs.

Sustainability Efforts

Our Dining Services has also made exceptional efforts at sustainability over the years, including:

  • In 1990, Dining Services makes an effort to decrease waste and increase recycling.
  • In 1992, Dining Services agrees to purchase more recycled products if economically reasonable.
  • In 1994, Dining Services eliminates all plastic except silverware.
  • In 1996, Dining Services begins to use recycled napkins.
  • In 2010, Dining Services begins composting. The kitchen starts pre-consumer composting. The composted products go to Brick End Farm in Hamilton.

Dining Services constantly encourages the community to practice sustainability by encouraging recycling all bottles and cans, using only the number of napkins necessary for a meal, using silverware instead of plasticware, encouraging students not to bring plates or silverware back to their rooms, using only one paper cup when getting a drink (if using paper), and bringing reusable water bottles or mugs to Lane rather than contributing to waste by using paper cups.