A new school year means new faces in our dining Halls! UCSC Dining strives to meet our Zero Waste goals by training their employees to use environmentally responsible practices. This means Green training! All dining employees are taught to reduce food waste with small strategies like serving portions out to students. This deters students from over-serving themselves and ensures the accuracy of our nutritional facts sheets. Employees are also taught the right way to recycle items and compost food waste. All the compost we produce is then converted into fertilizers which can be used to feed agricultural fields. We also teach employees to recycle all possible items from our dining aprons to pizza sauce tins!