Our Initiatives

Your Campus Dining Team is dedicated to sustainability.  We know we can all work together to make a positive impact here at Boston University. In addition to the many initiatives we take on as a company, we have implemented the following programs specific to the Fenway Campus.

Local Suppliers

We work closely with our distributors to maximize the use of fruits and vegetables from local farms as well as products from local dairies and bakeries. In an agreement with BU, sustainable and socially responsible food and beverage purchasing will be at least 25% of total purchases by 2022. These purchases are defined as: local within 250 miles of campus, fair, ecologically sound, and humane. Tracking local purchases helps us to meet the Sodexo Better Tomorrow Plan commitment of 20% local purchase by 2020 while also contributing to Boston University's goal of 25% local by 2022.

Reusable Cup

The environment and your pocketbook win! Bring your own reusable cup to purchase coffee at Longfellow Cafe and receive a discount at every location, every time.


Trayless dining is one significant initiative that helps to minimize waste as well as water and energy usage while creating a more sustainable food service operation.

Xprss Nap

Xprss Nap Dispensers save energy and waste.  Our napkins are made of 100% recycled paper and the dispenser will encourage customers to take (and waste) fewer napkins. Energy is saved because less power is used to recycle paper products than to create them from virgin material.  


Leftover food from your plates and our kitchen is composted off campus to divert this waste from the landfill and re-purpose for future use in the environment.