Café Solar: Environmental and Social Sustainability
This page relates to our efforts in getting Sustainable Food & Dining available on campus.
If you are looking to make changes to your meal plan or learn about the dining locations around campus, please contact University Dining or refer to the Campus Dish website! Thank you.
We, here at UMass Lowell, work closely with our dining partners in ARAMARK to develop and implement sustainable solutions for the dietary needs of an expanding campus population. The act of eating is one of the strongest ways in which to cultivate a healthy connection to the land, bettering our own health in the process.
As submitted on our AASHE STARS Food Purchasing and Sustainable Dining reports, here are several of our sustainable dining initiatives:
In addition to all of this, UMass Lowell Dining Services also offer "Meatless Mondays," a "Farmer's Market" meal option, an extensive salad bar, and a Campus Dish webpage identifying daily menu options.
The menus also highlight which of those dishes are plant-based (vegetarian and/or vegan). These food options play a large role in energy, water, and land conservation, while at the same time greatly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.