Our Initiatives

Your Sodexo Campus Dining Team is dedicated to sustainability. We know we can all work together to make a positive impact right here at Young Harris College. In addition to the many initiatives we take on as a company, we have implemented several programs specific to Young Harris College.

Sustainable Fish and Seafood

We are committed to serving sustainable seafood and fish. Since 2015 100% of our fish and seafood is sustainably certified by the Marine Stewardship Council or the Best Aquaculture Practices. We do not purchase any at risk species.

Recycling Fryer Oil into Biofuel

French fries to fuel. Indeed, our fryer oil is recycled into biodiesel that is used to power a variety of vehicles - from delivery fleets to farm equipment.

Recycling

On campus we recycle the following products: cardboard, glass, aluminum, paper, plastic.

Apex

APEX combines technology and products designed to save water and energy, minimize the impact of products on the environment, and has a built-in method of measuring results. The APEX management approach uses a tablet PC and wireless technology to communicate with the system’s controller to download, process and analyze data to establish each foodservice operation’s “rack-to-guest ratio.” By monitoring and improving this ratio, the system helps reduce the amount of water and energy used at each facility, and improve total operational efficiency.

Local Dairy

All of our fluid milk is purchased from local dairies that do not use rBST.

Aspretto

Going forward by giving back. We are proud to feature 100% Transfair, Fair Trade USA certified aspretto coffee and 100% USDA certified organic and ethically sourced Numi teas. Everything that touches the product is green, from the 10% post-consumer fiber cups to the renewable resource stirrers to the fair trade sugar wrapped in recyclable paper and printed with vegetable dye.