Learn about UM Dining Sustainability initiatives and tracking record.
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UM DINING is partnering with MIAMI RESCUE MISSION to serve food to the homeless and the needy.
Last year alone, our Dining Halls, our Food Court and Catering services gave 3.5 tons of food to this great organization, the equivalent of 5000 ready to eat meals.
The Miami Rescue Mission Campus has served the homeless and needy since 1922. The administration offices, Center for Men, Center for Women and Children, Jeffrey A. Tew Education Center, Community Activity Center-which provides out of school and summer programs for children, Food Warehouse, Health Clinic, and Thrift Stores are located in a three block area off NW 1st Ave. and NW 20th Street. Learn more
Green Catering at UM with InStyle:
InStyle catering can develop and adjust any menu offering to suit your eco-friendly wishes. We offer Wild Salmon, Free range chicken and our produce are all locally grown are just a few sustainable options possible.
We can help build a menu utilizing all our local resources. In addition we can also help reduce the waste generated at your event by using:
- Real China vs. paper/plastic (additional fees apply)
- Bamboo Service ware (additional fees apply)
- Corn based utensils (additional fees apply)
- Recycled or compostable paper goods (additional fees)
- Serving Bulk vs. PC’s
- Bulk water vs. Bottled Water
Here is a Menu sample for inspiration
Check the full range of menu here
Nutrition Week 2015 - March 30 to April 3
presented by UM Student Health Services, P&A. Herbert Wellness Center, UM Dining, with the participation of Green U
Solar Power Smoothie on the Rock on Thursday 12 pm to 2 pm.
Full Schedule: Learn More
University of Miami HR Benefits invites you to celebrate the WEEK of WELL-BEING 2015
The University of Miami’s Week of Well-Being features five days of events and activities aimed at transforming the lives of faculty, staff, and students through wellness.
Check the Full Schedule of activities on the 3 campuses
Green U and Earth Learning are proud to partner with HR Benefit to bring you this new workshop:
“HOW TO BUILD YOUR EDIBLE ECO GARDEN”
Healthy Organic, Local, Ethical, Seasonal, Fulfilling Food at UM…
Learn more about our Dining Hall’s menu sustainability efforts, click here
THE FARMER’S MARKET RETURNS
Every Wednesday from 9 am to 2 pm in the Walkway from UC to Richter Library
Come visit and buy from vendors selling fresh fruit and vegetables, kettle corn, cheeses, and MORE!
NOW AVAILABLE on the Medical Campus:
BE A FLEXITARIAN !
Vegetarian and Vegan options on campus, here
A flexitarian is someone who actively incorporates meatless meals into his/her diet but isn’t necessarily a vegetarian. Our new “Be a Flexitarian” initiative takes steps toward providing healthy meals to our customers while building sustainable communities by offering meat-free meals for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. By making a slight change in our diets and simply eating one meat-free meal a week, we can make an impact on both our health and the environment. How easy is that! Look for the Flexitarian signage in both resident dining facilities and the Hurricane Food Court!
Our 3 hospitals on the Medical campus are serving meals that follow some important sustainability principles:
- Use of local farmers and fair trade practices as much as possible
- Reduce the use of antibiotics in chicken, turkey and pork
- Commit to healthier oceans with sustainable seafood purchasing policies
- Support sustainable agriculture and healthy rural economies
- Promote farm animal welfare with the use of cage-free shell eggs, the elimination of artificial rBGH from milk and yogurt products, and the phase-out of gestation crates for sows.
If you want to learn more about those practices, visit our partner’s website
UM Celebrates Healthier Campus Initiative’s
Monday, September 21 begins the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA)’s Healthier Campus Initiative #HealthyCampus Week, and the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center is teaming up with UM Dining, University Communications and other campus departments to highlight and promote UM’s health and wellness initiatives. Throughout the week, UM departments will join the #HealthyCampus national conversation on social media to highlight actions taken within the past year to foster and cultivate a healthier UM campus. Learn more