Our Initiatives

As a guest, it is easy to make smart environmental choices when you dine at a Sodexo café. We know today's college students want to do the right thing for the planet and we also understand you lead busy lives, so your Sodexo chefs and managers do a lot of the work for you behind the scenes! 

Here at Ramapo College we:

Recycle all used fryer oils, cardboard and waste paper
Recycle all non contaminated glass, aluminum, tin and plastic
Newly purchased ice machine in student center is air cooled vs. water cooled saving water usage
Compact fluorescent bulbs being used to replace existing incandescent bulbs were permissible by code
Offer “Cage Free” eggs for breakfast service in the Pavilion
Working with Student Sustainability Coalition to educate through cooperative programming in resident dining halls
“Bagless” C-store featuring reusable bags
Tray Free dining in resident dining halls Fall 2009
New catering guide produced on CD and web site versus paper copy
Collective in deliveries for vendors between the Pavilion and the Student Center. This reduces are carbon footprint by avoiding double day deliveries

Local Farms
We work hard to get as many ingredients locally as possible. We have taken the Baldor Pledge that authorizes Baldor's team of expert buyers to substitute commodity items with comparably priced local alternatives whenever possible. Our professionally-trained chefs write our menus to take advantage of the fresh fruits and vegetables that are naturally in season.

Other Local Partners of ours:
Patriot Pickle Wayne, NJ
Coke Carlstadt, NJ
Pepsi Mount Vernon, NY
Balford Farms Burlington, NJ
Baldor Farms: Produce
Rockland Bakery Nanuet, NY
Jack & Jill Ice Cream Linden, NJ