Sustainability at LIU Post
What is Dining Services doing for Sustainability?
LIU Post Dining Services supports local farmers and the community. We place a preference on food grown within our area when it is in season. We partner with J.Kings Food Service, a local foodservice company, SYSCO Foodservices and Sid Wainer & Son for local products. We also purchase many of our baked goods from local bakeries.
Local products spend less time in transit and therefore arrive faster and fresher
Local purchasing eliminates the need for long-distance hauling therefore reducing the carbon footprint
Local purchasing supports local farmers and the economy
Reusable Mug Program
Dining Services supports the use of reusable mugs on campus. Use your reusable mug at Hillwood Café and Java City and receive a discount on your fountain beverage or coffee purchase. Reusable mugs are sold at Hillwood Café and Java City and are made from recycled materials.
If you’re seen with a reusable mug you’ll be rewarded with a coupon for a free fountain beverage or coffee at Hillwood Café or Java City to fill your mug.
Reusable Shopping Bags
Dining Services offers reusable shopping bags for sale at Hillwood Cafe.
Java City offers Eco-Grounds coffee. With Eco-Grounds, we are promoting a sustainable model of farming, processing, and roasting. We offer one Fair Trade Coffee or Rainforest Alliance Coffee daily.
Green Cleaning Products
Dining Services uses green cleaning products in all dining locations on campus. These products are Green Seal Certified and are non-toxic for humans and safe for aquatic life when diluted for use. The chemicals are also sold in recycled content packaging.
Dining Services has implemented trayless dining in Winnick Residential Restaurant. Enjoying your meal without a tray helps reduce water and energy waste. Did you know it takes about 3 cups of water to wash one tray?
China, Flatware and Glasses
We use china, flatware and glasses at Winnick Residential Restaurant. The dishes are washed and sanitized for reuse reducing the amount of disposables used on campus.
Bulk dispensers are used at Winnick Residential Restaurant to reduce to amount of packaging that is used when single serve items are used. Items purchased in bulk include, cereal, milk, soda, juice, condiments and salad dressings.
Dining Services has designed a “Green Board” for Hillwood Commons and Winnick Residential Restaurant. This board will educate and inform the campus community by focusing on green topics and will promote any new initiatives from Dining Services.
LIU Post Dining Services
720 Northern Blvd.
Brookville, NY 11548