For Your Planet

As a guest, it is easy to make smart environmental choices when you dine at Mason Dining. We know today’s college students want to do the right thing for the planet and we also understand you lead busy lives, so your Mason Dining chefs and managers do a lot of the work for you behind the scenes!

From purchasing local seasonal produce whenever possible to reducing inorganic and organic waste, your campus team is dedicated to providing you with an exceptional dining experience that is good for you and good for the planet.

This commitment was formalized with Sodexo’s Better Tomorrow Plan. The Better Tomorrow Plan includes 14 commitments for a brighter future by focusing on three key priorities: health, community and planet. Learn more about the Better Tomorrow Commitments.

While your Mason Dining team works hard behind the scenes, they also count on student engagement and enthusiasm to spread the word about what you’re doing together on your campus. We encourage you to work with your Mason Dining management team to continue to innovate and improve sustainability efforts in your community.

If you have additional comments or questions, please contact us. We would love to hear from you.

Mason Greens

George Mason University is proud to have a flourishing greenhouse on campus. Located in President’s Park, right next door to Ike’s Dining Hall, the hydroponic operating greenhouse supplies fresh produce to students on campus. Look for the logo below on items such as swiss chard, microgreens, and basil to indicate that the vegetables were grown locally on campus! For more infromation click the “Dining Programs and Initiatives” tab or check out the President’s Park Greenhouse Facebook page at:


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