What Makes Dining at Colby-Sawyer a Sustainable Experience?

A demonstrated commitment to sustainable dining with nutritious meals prepared from scratch, fair practices in food procurement, creative and innovative resource conservation, and support for ecological balance and carbon reduction. Read more...

One Student Spearheads Robust Local Food Initiative

Garrett Dunnells '16 initiated a petition that twenty percent of the food served the dining hall come from within a 100-mile radius. As of Spring 2014, Colby-Sawyer and its Sodexo partner have surpassed that goal. Read more...

A Sustainable and Efficient Dining Hall

Renovations have improved the ambiance and sustainability of the building with additional seating, more efficient lighting, Energy Star rated appliances, and expanded options to improve the dining experience. Read more...

Clean Plate Club

Students initiate the Clean Plate Club to raise awareness about food waste and encourage students to take only as much as they can eat. The efforts have helped save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Permaculture Garden

Colby-Sawyer's Sustainable Living Laboratory and Organic Permaculture Garden provides students with an outdoor classroom to practice sustainable agriculture and harvest vegetables for the dining hall. Read more...

Recovering Food for Those Who Need It Most

Colby-Sawyer's volunteer-run Food Recovery Network recaptures and packages more than 100 pounds of frozen meals weekly for donation to community food pantries. Read more...