Office of Sustainability

Food and Dining

Chefs picking peppers in the Collins College Culinary Garden

Collins College Culinary Garden
Providing "Farm to Fork" Educational Experiences

Chefs on faculty work directly with agriculture students to plan each crop of the one-acre culinary garden.  The garden provides students with Farm-to-Fork lessons in seasonal menu planning and preparation.

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Sustainable Food and Dining

Eat Well

Eat Well Program

The Eat Well Program was created by CPP Dining to assist you with making the best selection for your goals. Visit the link below and try the Eat Well Nutrition Tool (find it under "Eat Well" menu at the top).  This online tool can help you make smart, healthy dining choices.
Reusable straws in a green Eat Well bag

Eliminating Disposable Plastic Items

By 2023, the California State University's 23 campuses will be eliminating the use and sale of all single-use plastics including plastic straws, water bottles and bags.  CSU Says Goodbye to Single-Use Plastics

Renewable Diesel

Farm to Fork to Fuel

Cal Poly Pomona is the first university in the CSU system to adopt the use of a renewable-diesel formula that dramatically lowers the amount of greenhouse gases given off by campus vehicles and equipment by 80 percent.
Throwing biodegradable trash bags with food scraps for composting into separate bins for this purpose

Food Waste Composting

All food — fruit, vegetables, bread, meat, bones and dairy — can be composted. Kitchen scraps from food preparation, uneaten food and leftover food from diners are placed into biodegradable trash bags and separate outdoor bins. The composting program has cut down from the actual waste, which will take up less area in the landfill.
Poly Pantry Fills Plates

Poly Pantry

The Poly Pantry was established in 2019 to serve students impacted by food insecurity. By providing access to food and basic necessities and referrals to campus and community-based resources, the Poly Pantry hopes to maximize student success.  Visit the Poly Pantry Website for information on available resources.


Fair Trade Tabling

Fair Trade

Fair Trade ensures consumers that the products they purchase were grown, harvested, crafted and traded in ways that improve lives and protect the environment.  We are the largest consumer nation in the world. Imagine our impact when we shop more consciously.