Our Initiatives

Your Sodexo Campus Dining Team is dedicated to sustainability. We know we can all work together to make a positive impact right here at Colorado Mountain College - Steamboat Springs. In addition to the many initiatives we take on as a company, we have implemented the following programs specific to Colorado Mountain College - Steamboat Springs.


We are a trayless campus. Customers without trays typically waste less food and beverages. It is also a healthier approach to eating, as we all know that at times our eyes are bigger than our stomach. Trayless dining also reduces the amount of water and detergents needed to wash trays - and saves energy too!

Xprss Nap

Xprss Nap Dispensers save energy and waste. The napkins are made of 100% recycled paper and the dispenser will encourage customers to take (and waste) fewer napkins. Energy is saved because less power is used to recycle paper products than to create them from virgin material.

Reusable To-Go Boxes

The reusable plastic to-go boxes are similar in shape to the disposable boxes previously available. The new takeout boxes are sealable and designed to be carried around without leaking. Containers cost just $5.00.

When the used, rinsed out containers are returned to the dining hall, If students and staff want to turn in a box, and not take one they will receive a carabiner entitling them to a clean to-go box. The used boxes will be cleaned, sterilized, and put back into circulation. 

This reusable container is only available in the Neas Family Dining Hall and is only good for the calendar year.

To-go coffee cups are available at the Black Diamond Cafe for $3.00. These are not returned to the dining hall but kept by the purchaser. A 10% discount is available on drip coffee for choose to reuse cup users. 

Local Suppliers

We serve local Steamboat Coffee and Tea Company coffee in the Black Diamond Cafe. We use Freshpack as our produce vendor, and order local and organic as much as possible. 

Real Food Challenge

We are committed to the REAL FOOD CHALLENGE with the goal of reaching 20% of our food budget to meet RFC four "Real Food" criteria.

Food Recovery Verified

We work with the Campus Food Recovery Network by donating food that would otherwise go to waste to people in need in our community. Sodexo has donated over 3,500 pounds of food to two local non profit organizations.

Industrial Grease Recycleing

We take our used fryer oil and have it recycled into bio fuel that is used all across Colorado.