We work together to continually develop and implement sustainable solutions. Through Green Thread, our environmental sustainability platform, we bring innovative and efficient solutions to life. We are passionately focused on reducing the environmental impact within our operations. 

Here are just a few ways we work to make our campus more environmentally conscious: Reducing the use of small plastic wears with our skip the straw campaign, recycling fryer oil,  promoting sustainability with our meals to go program in our residential dining halls.

Stay Tuned for what we have planed during earth day & earth week.  We will have a zero waste event, and lots more to come!



Dining Services partners with campus to recycle plastic, paper, and glass from all dining locations across campus. We are committed to minimizing our environmental footprint. Look for signs in our locations for information on where to put your recyclables.

Community Outreach

Dining Services wants to provide well being for our campus community, as well as the surrounding Peoria area. Under the good Samaritan Act, we donate all unused food to the Heart of Illinois Harvest who distribute it to local food shelters and pantries.


Take part in our reusable mug program to reduce waste and receive a discount on fountain beverages and coffee in Stacks Cafe and the Student Center.

Green2Go program


Getting your meal to go from Geisert or Williams dining halls? Take part in our Green2Go program.

Fryer Oil Recycling

One hundred percent of dining services used fryer oil is recycled.

Recycled Content Paper

We use recycled content office and copy paper in all dining locations on campus.

Green Cleaning

All dining locations are committed to using daily green cleaning products in our operations to reduce the need for chemical based cleaning products and provide a healthy and safe learning environment.

Energy & Water Conservation

We train our employees each semester on common energy and water conservation practices in order to conserve precious natural resources.