Sustainability

Here at Northeastern University, Dining Services strives to continually become greener and more sustainable by implementing programs to create a greener campus. We believe that the health of our eco-system is directly connected to the health of our communities and the people who live in them. Acting responsibly is part of our DNA and we are committed to offering foods that are earth, body and community friendly. We are very proud of our efforts and accomplishments to date and will continue to seek out ways to contribute to a greener campus.


Certified Green Restaurants®

The Green Restaurant Association, an international nonprofit organization, has pioneered the Green Restaurant® movement as the leading voice within the industry, encouraging restaurants to green their operations using transparent, science-based certification standards. With its turnkey certification system, the GRA has made it accessible for thousands of restaurants to become more environmentally sustainable in Energy, Water, Waste, Food, Chemicals, Disposables, & Building. 

Northeastern is the first college/university in the United States to have a dining facility earn both a 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant® distinction and LEED Gold status. International Village Dining is also the first restaurant in New England to earn the same GRA/LEED distinctions.

3 Star Certified

  1. International Village
  2. Levine Marketplace, Food Hall atStetson West and Outtakes
  3. The West End

2 Star Certified

  1. Argo Tea
  2. Café Crossing
  3. café716
  4. Faculty Club
  5. the Market
  6. Kigo Kitchen
  7. Starbucks
  8. UBurger
  9. Sweet Tomatoes Pizza

Level 1 Certified

  1. Matthews Concessions
  2. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
  3. Subway