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Sustainability Partners

We have created several partnerships with student organizations and professors across campus, including the NC State Sustainability Office, EcoVillage, Our Table and the NC State Aquaculture Program, to assist and align our sustainability goals.

The Culinary Horticulture Club at NC State is a student-led group focused on bringing together students and community members who have a deep interest in the history, sociology, science, and culinary attributes of horticultural crops. Dining partners with them to present several “Our Table” seminars to campus that provide a horticultural background and tasting of the featured crop.

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As our local connection to what is happening on the local food scene, Got to be NC helps us identify groups and companies that produce, manufacture, grow and package products in North Carolina. Got to be NC also connects our program with local partners interested in introducing NC products to campus.

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NC State’s Agroecology Education Farm provides hands-on education regarding sustainable agriculture to students, staff, faculty and the community.

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Supported by the university’s Sustainability Office, the NC State Stewards are sustainability student leaders promoting sustainable practices among their peers and the community. NC State Dining works with the Stewards to reduce plastic bag and cup use, by promoting our Bring Your Own Bag and One Less Cup campaigns.

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NC State Dining works with North Carolina Choices, a group that promotes local products, to feature pasture-raised pork sausage and ham at the dining halls.

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The NC 10% Campaign is a local initiative to encourage consumers to spend 10% of their food dollars on foods from North Carolina-based farmers and producers. NC State Dining utilizes them as a resource to connect us with food growers and producers in NC, including sourcing menu items for our annual All Carolinas and Farm Feast meals.

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The Recirculating Farms Club at NC State aims to promote recirculating farming technology, including aquaculture, hydroponics, and aquaponics. NC State Dining partners with the student organization to grow hydroponic lettuce for use in select dining locations across campus.

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US Foods is an excellent resource in identifying local food on a scale that can be used in our dining units across campus. They continue to work with North Carolina farmers and producers to increase the diversity and amount of local products they carry.

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Meal Plans

Spring 2019 meal plan registration is now open. Sign up or make changes online by January 31.

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