By protecting and improving our environment, the communities where we do business and the students we serve, Sodexo makes every day a better day and every tomorrow a better tomorrow.

Sustainability 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 Adams State University. In addition to the many initiatives we take on as a company, we have implemented the following programs specific to Adams State University. Check out what we have been doing to create a better tomorrow   here.

Waste Reduction Efforts 


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

APEX Dishwashing System

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.

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.

Local Results:  Our campus proudly recycles everything that comes through our kitchen, including our grease. We have arranged with a local group to pick up our grease and turn it into reusable fuel.

Local / Seasonal / Responsible Sourcing

Local Farms

We work hard to get as many ingredients locally as possible. We are currently purchasing local produce and grains from Valley Roots Food Hub.Our professionally-trained chefs write our menus to take advantage of the fresh fruits and vegetables that are naturally in season.

Food Drives

We are active participants in school-sponsored food drives; one of the shelters that has received donators as part of our joint efforts is the La Puente homeless shelter, and the Alamosa Food Bank.

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