UC Santa Cruz named in top 50 'greenest' colleges
Princeton Review ranks campus’s comprehensive approach to sustainability
Reaching Zero Waste is Everyone's Goal
In the dining hall, try a sample first... and help reduce food waste.
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UCSC’s location on the Monterey Bay offers more than just magnificent views and unique educational opportunities, it offers an array of seasonal, local foods. This region grows some of the most amazing produce, which our chefs incorporate into the menus at the dining halls and cafés on campus.
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Our dining halls and cafés are hubs of activity on campus and great places to socialize, meet friends, and of course to eat!
UC Santa Cruz Dining is nationally recognized for sustainability initiatives,
including local, organic food sourcing (UCSC even has its
own 30-acre farm on campus), composting, recycling, and
more. Check our progress (PDF) on
diverting food scraps from the landfill to the compost