Skip to Main Content
Skidmore College
Dining Services

Dining Services' Sustainability Page

Sustainability is meeting the needs of the present without compromising the abilities of future generations to meet their own needs. Our choices today affect the world we will live in tomorrow.

Here at the Skidmore Dining Services, we are committed to reducing its negative impact on the environment and promoting the health of its students and that of the local economy.  We are proud of the sustainable practices currently in place, as well as the new initiatives continually emerging.

Through our sustainability efforts, we strive to make informed decisions that will preserve the choices of future generations by integrating values that promote sustainable initiatives into our daily operation and decision making process. For instance, we are determined to bring local produces to the College community: food items like bread, cheese, milk, yogurt, ice cream, eggs, apples, beef and pork are made and delivered on a daily basis. We always ask ourselves: can we buy this product or ingredient local? Whether it is the fish, coffee or the paper goods we purchase, is this a sustainable product?

Our sustainability initiatives have contributed to our most recent Marine Stewardship Council Certification, which is chain of custody with seafood. We became the first liberal arts school in New York State to be certified to serve daily certified haddock, pollock, and cod to more than 4,000 meals to students, faculty and staff. This is yet another example of how Skidmore College is committed to sourcing the finest ingredients, including purchasing fish from well-managed sustainable fisheries.