UCLA Dining Services and Rooms Division have helped pave the way in reducing residential waste footprints on the Hill. Learn how Housing & Hospitality is incorporating sustainability into dining and waste management.
As part of the UC Policy on Sustainable Practices, UCLA Dining Services is committed to reaching or exceeding a minimum of 25% sustainable food and beverage purchases by 2030. Sustainable purchases include plant-based products, organic fruits and vegetables, and Fair Trade, Seafood Watch, and Rainforest Alliance certified products. Bruin Plate is one of the main dining halls that actively utilizes sustainable food products.
Did you know?
- Our dining menus include a carbon footprint scorecard. Look for the green earth symbol for low carbon foods and the red earth symbol for high carbon foods.
- Vegetarian and vegan meals are available every day at each residential restaurant and boutique. Look for the green earth symbols on the dining menu for low-carbon footprint, vegan, and vegetarian options.
- Almost all to-go packaging on the Hill is either compostable or recyclable. Learn how to sort your waste here!
- More than 50 tons of compostable materials are diverted from the landfill each month through a commercial composting program.
- Eating well and eating green often go hand-in-hand, learn more here!
- Learn more about Bruin Plate, UCLA’s Premier Residential Dining Restaurant!