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Sustainability & Recycling - Food
Food is central to sustainable and healthy communities.
The world food system is responsible for 19-29% of greenhouse gas emissions globally, compared to 13.1% for transportation systems.(1)
What constitutes sustainable food?
• Socially and environmentally responsible sourcing
• Low waste packaging and composting
• Healthy and Vegetarian Options
Learn what’s being done at MUSC to promote Sustainable Food!
Read about Sodexo's sustainability initiatives at MUSC as part of the Better Tomorrow Plan.
Learn about composting and Vermicomposting (worm composting) on the
MUSC campus on the compost page.
The MUSC Urban Farm uses resilient agro-ecological growing practices to
produce healthy produce.
Learn more about the sustainable growing practices in the Urban Garden Toolkit
and visit the Urban Farm Website to learn about volunteer opportunities,
special programs, and more.
Visit the Office of Health Promotion's Website for up to date information
on the Friday farmers market and information on Community Supported
Agriculture CSA share drop-off locations.
Are you planning a catered event on campus?
Download MUSC's Sustainable Catering Guide to learn best practices for coordinating
an event with minimal waste & environmental impact.
Due to MUSC's size, the impacts of catering choices at MUSC can be felt
throughout the community and especially on-campus.
The choices you make for catering your event can result
in a major impact in sustainability and waste on campus.