Campus Initiatives

As a guest, it is easy to make smart environmental choices when you dine at a Sodexo café. We know today's college students want to do the right thing for the planet and we also understand you lead busy lives, so your Sodexo chefs and managers do a lot of the work for you behind the scenes!

From purchasing local seasonal produce whenever possible to reducing inorganic and organic waste, your campus team is dedicated to providing you with an exceptional dining experience that is good for you and good for the planet.

Vermont First

Our commitment to the State of Vermont

Vermont First is Sodexo’s commitment to the State of Vermont, our business partners, and the communities in which we live and work to support Vermont’s local economy.  Through strategic purchasing and collaboration with stakeholders, Vermont First aims to grow market opportunity for local producers, stimulate job growth, and ensure the viability of Vermont’s working lands.

In 2018, Champlain College spent $110,813 on local products, equivalent to 9% of our total food spend. In serving over 2,300 meals a day, we utilized products from 97 local producers. That includes 42% of our potatoes, 67% of our maple syrup, and 86% of our apples!