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Want to reduce waste and save energy? Go Trayless!

Go Trayless!

The next time you're up at the DC, or for that matter any restaurant, think of the environment before taking that tray.

By going trayless at your next meal:

  • You could possibly waste 25-30 percent less food.
  • For each tray that is not washed it saves between a third to half-gallon of water.

Learn more >

Our Partners

Highland Orchards The White Dog Cafe Foundation Common Market

Student Organizations


E-House (Ehaus) is a co-op on Haverford's campus that works to live in a more environmentally sustainable way and bring awareness about the possibilities and impacts of living this way.

Haverford College Dining Services is committed to providing the most environmentally friendly dining program possible and one that supports the HC Community.

The Committee for Environmental Responsibility (CER) was created by the students, faculty and staff of Haverford College and founded on the socially responsible principles of the college.

Visit Going Green @ Haverford >

Sustainability Report Card Score

The College earned a "B+" overall grade on the Sustainability Report Card issued in early October by the Sustainable Endowments Institute. That grade continues the steady improvement Haverford has seen since it earned a "C" grade three years ago.

Local Produce Did You Know? Locally produced and processed foods account for nearly one-third of the college's food budget.

View the Full ReportView the Full Dining Survey

Green Plan For Managing & Reducing Waste On Campus

With assistance from an outside consultant, CER devised a plan that would eventually shift the campus-wide waste management and recycling practices toward more sustainable methods.

  • Provide for on-site composting of Dining Hall food waste. Currently the college is composting pre-consumer food waste on campus and is looking into container composting. Learn More >
  • Develop a plan to double Haverford College’s recycling rate and implement programs that would allow Haverford to materially benefit from the increase in recoverables.
  • Revise waste collection practices to reduce amount and frequency of trash removal from campus.

Preliminary approval has been given to purchase a Vegawatt Power System which turns waste vegetable oil from food service operations into electricity with a 5kW generator.

Dining Services Sustainability Initiatives

  • Installed new dish machine
  • Using biodegradable products
    • Plates, cups, napkins, take-out containers
  • Using resuable tableware
    • Plates, cups, bowl, silverware
  • Purchase of Local Food
    • Milk, bread, tofu, produce, honey, apple butter

Student Farm / Garden Proposal

Students got approval to expand the current student garden at HCA. Historically, farming has been a part of Haverford College and CER students would like to resurrect this tradition.