Cal Dining promotes healthy, plant-forward meals and is committed to providing an environmentally friendly dining program that supports the Cal community. We have been recognized as leaders for our green business practices - so join us in being a "green bear" and help campus reach zero waste by 2020!

Explore our sustainability practices!

Sustainable Food

Waste Reduction

Chews to Reuse

Green Buildings


Questions or comments about our program? Email Sam, our Environment Initiatives Coordinator at

Visit the SERC blog for more updates from the Cal Dining Sustainability Team! 
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