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.
The Ville Grill earned 175.3 GreenPoints™ and is a 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant® under the Green Restaurant Association's rigorous standards in categories like water efficiency, waste reduction, sustainable food, and chemical and pollution reduction.
Here are just a few ways we work to make our campus more environmentally conscious:
Did you know Dining Services sources food from many local Kentucky Proud ™ farmers, growers and distributors? The list changes throughout the year depending on seasonality and availability. However, here is a sampling of a few of our partners: Courtney Farms, Clem’s Refrigerated Foods and Ohio Valley Food Connection.
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Compostable & Recyclable Containers
Our goal is to reduce waste as much as possible, first by source reduction, then donating edible food, and then composting what’s left. To encourage waste reduction, we have a 10 cent discount when you bring a reusable cup for your fountain drink!
We donate all acceptable food items to multiple local agencies through our donation program, Food Donation Connection.
Our composting partner is WestRock Recycling. They are able to compost all organic matter, including bones, meat, and compostable packaging!
Our staff works to reduce food waste by using LeanPath, a platform which lets us monitor and analyze our waste patterns. LeanPath not only weighs waste, but also categorizes, takes pictures, and analyzes trends over time so we can continually improve our waste numbers.