Sustainability at Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries
In support of the university’s educational mission and commitment to environmental sustainability, R&DE Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries seeks to reduce environmental impact, preserve resources, and show sustainability in action. Students are the reason we are here, and our agenda of sustainability and culture of excellence at Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries is driven by a student culture steeped in environmental awareness and innovation.
Sustainability at Stanford Catering
Stanford Catering is dedicated to providing local, organic, plant-forward and seasonal menu options for its clients. To support this, we have developed close relationships with many independent and local suppliers of organic and other sustainable products. We also provide compostable materials for catering events.
Sustainability at our Cafés
We strive to purchase and highlight sustainable ingredients in our cafés. One of our newest cafés, the Forbes Family Café was born out of Stanford’s culture of innovation and commitment to sustainability, to meet the needs and desires of our students. The concept of the flexitarian café – appealing to vegans, vegetarians and diners simply interested in reducing their meat consumption – promotes healthy and sustainable eating at Stanford. Vendors follow sustainable farming practices with much of our seasonal offerings locally-sourced, including produce purchased from The O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm. Additionally, we provide reusable dishware when possible, and compostables when not.
Sustainability at The Market at Munger
Munger Market features local and sustainable ingredients, including organic produce, Fair Trade chocolates, organic and bulk items, and more to cater to our students’ needs.
Sustainability at the Stanford Guest House
Staying at the Stanford Guest House allows guests to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by taking the zero-emissions electric Marguerite shuttle to campus. Guest rooms feature low volume water fixtures and guests are encouraged to take shorter showers and reuse towels. We try to reduce our waste through recycling and composting. All kitchenette and continental breakfast service-ware is fully compostable. In addition, we partner with Clean the World® to recycle unused portions of soap and hygiene products which are donated to people in need and help prevent millions of hygiene-related deaths each year.
Athletic Concessions sources sustainable ingredients, and uses compostable products and energy-efficient equipment whenever possible. Leftover edible food is donated while the remainder is composted. Please join us in these efforts on game day by composting all food, food soiled paper and compostable plastics in compostable bins around the stadium. Please recycle all cans and bottles and take only the paper products you need. Don't forget to reuse commemorative cups at home, too. We are competing with other PAC-12 schools to reduce waste. Help us win! #gamedaychallenge