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What We Do

HDH Sustainability is constantly at work!

Sustainability in Dining

We are constantly making sustainability improvements across the board. Here’s what we’re doing now:

FUN FACT: In 2017 we composted 141 tons of food waste, bringing the total to over 1700 tons since 2010.

Tiny Bin Tim

Tiny Bin Tim is a pilot program located at Roots. A “hungry” bin in the dining room collects food scraps from diners, which is then collected to be made into compost at Ellie’s Garden in ERC.

New Leaf Biofuel Program

Since 2007, all used cooking oil from our kitchens is collected by New Leaf and converted into biofuel.

Partnership with the Food Recovery Network

The Food Recovery Network coordinates with HDH’s executive culinary team to pick up edible, perishable food items for donation. 2,348 pounds of food were collected and donated last year!

Hydration Locations

For an everyday solution to reducing waste, Hydration Locations are located across campus, providing free, chilled, and filtered drinking water. Bring your own reusable water bottle and fill up.

Zero Waste Move-Outs

Our annual move-outs are as convenient as possible with the goal of Zero-Waste in mind. Disabled American Veteran (DAV) donation bins are placed in every college for students to donate their used items, and yellow donation bins are placed in the markets to accept leftover, non-perishable food items. All food items donated benefit the on-campus Triton Food Pantry.

In 2017, 38 tons of donations were collected for the DAV, and 4000 pounds of food were donated to the Triton Food Pantry!

Green Buildings

The majority of HDH’s buildings are LEED certified for their environmentally responsible and sustainable design strategies, including energy, water and resource savings. Some of our LEED buildings include:

Green Office Standards

HDH strives to maintain sustainable office spaces that meet the following requirements:

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