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. 

Here are just a few ways we work to make our campus more environmentally conscious:

Sustainable Purchasing

Sourcing products responsibly -- in a way that minimizes impacts to people, animals and the environment -- has a direct effect on our local and global economies, our health and wellness, and the environment. We are focused on increasing the procurement of local, seasonal and responsibly raised, grown and sourced products. We buy locally sourced fruits and vegetables, humanely-raised meats and sustainably caught seafood. Additionally, our efforts extend to products like fair-trade certified coffee, and reusable, recyclable and compostable plates, cups, cutlery and paper products.

Baylor Dining sources from local farmers and suppliers within 250 miles of Waco. 

Check out just some of our local suppliers


Campus Kitchen

Baylor Dining proudly collaborates with Campus Kitchen, a dedicated student organization focused on minimizing food waste and addressing food insecurity in the community. Through this partnership, Baylor Dining donates unused, prepped meals that would otherwise go to waste, allowing Campus Kitchen to deliver nutritious meals to those in need within the local community. Additionally, the organization utilizes Baylor Dining's kitchen space to prepare and cook these meals, ensuring that they can efficiently serve the community and impact hunger-related challenges. Together, we work towards creating a more sustainable and compassionate campus environment, fostering a spirit of service and empathy among students.


Baylor Dining brought to life through strategic partnerships with Sustainability at Baylor and Moonshot Company. This visionary initiative showcases the university's dedication to sustainability and responsible environmental practices. With the invaluable expertise and guidance, the Baylor Sustainability Committee provides, the program aligns seamlessly with broader campus sustainability goals. The collaboration with Moonshot Company has enabled the establishment of cutting-edge composting at Penland, Memorial, and the Hurd Center, propelling Baylor's leadership in sustainable practices. Through these strong partnerships, Baylor University's composting program not only minimizes organic waste on campus but also serves as an inspiring model for other institutions and communities to embrace environmentally conscious solutions.

Check out this article from KWTX.

For more information about Sustainability at Baylor and Creation Care visit their website.

30% Plant-Based

Our menus are designed with health and environmental consciousness in mind, with an exciting focus on plant-based options. Currently, 30% of our menus are dedicated to delicious plant-based dishes, ensuring a balanced and nutritious selection for all. As part of our commitment to sustainability, we are thrilled to announce our ambitious goal to increase the plant-based offerings even further. By the year 2025, we plan to elevate the plant-based proportion to an impressive 44%, promoting a greener and more sustainable future for our Baylor community. 

Reusable To-Go Containers

Our efforts extend to products like fair-trade certified coffee, and reusable, recyclable and compostable plates, cups, cutlery and paper products on all to-go containers.

Fryer Oil Recycling

One hundred percent of dining services used fryer oil is recycled by Alliance Processors, Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas.

Recycled Content Paper

We use 30% recycled content office and copy paper in dining locations on campus.

Green Cleaning

All dining locations are committed to using electrically-activated tap water in our operations to reduce the need for chemical based cleaning products and provide a healthy and safe learning environment.

Energy & Water Conservation

We train our employees each semester on common energy and water conservation practices in order to conserve precious natural resources.