Written by Rachel Marquardt for Mustang News, April 8, 2019

The Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) Board of Directors unanimously passed a sustainability resolution Feb. 20 that may impact dish options in future campus dining locations.

Through this resolution, ASI representatives strongly urge for future campus dining locations to use reusable dishes, similar to how 805 Kitchen is currently set up, in order to limit waste.

“We have had a bunch of people come up to us and say, ‘What is campus dining doing about sustainability?’ and ‘Campus dining is so wasteful,’” ASI Secretary of Sustainability and mechanical engineering sophomore Bree Zedar said. “When we were looking to do something about sustainability, dining was just one of the things that came naturally from what people said and my personal experiences.”

According to Campus Dining Sustainability Coordinator Kaitlin Gibbons, Campus Dining is looking at reusable containers for a to-go option for Vista Grande. However, due to the setup of the new complex with its multiple exits, an 805 Kitchen style with only reusable dishes will not be possible for Vista Grande, which is expected to now open in the 2020 calendar year.