Institute for Sustainable Development
Organic Dairy Photo

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”

Aldo Leopold
A Sand County Almanac


Our Sustainable Future - CSU, Chico

Dining and Food Services

Campus dining services have the daily challenge of providing thousands of students with cost-effective, healthy, and flavorful meals. A.S. Food Service on campus uses primarily disposable products, but there is a plan to move to reusable plastic baskets with liners in hopes of reducing waste. A.S. Catering uses reusable china dishes and flatware, or biodegradable dishes and flatware. They will also cater events with local, organically grown foods when requested.

Organic Food Conference

The Annual Organic Farming and Food Conference highlights local food production and trends, presentations by farmers and ranchers regarding production challenges, marketing opportunities, and the benefits to consumers by supporting local farms, and includes a slow food dinner.