Our Initiatives

Your Salve Dining Team is dedicated to sustainability. We know we can all work together to make a positive impact right here at Salve Regina University. In addition to the many initiatives we take on as a company, we have implemented the following programs specific to Salve Regina University

Local Fish and Seafood

Our seaside, New England location means access to some of the freshest, most delicious and responsibly sourced fish and seafood possible. Red's Best ™ our seafood partner, is located in Boston and is committed to only distributing fish and seafood from small, local, independent fish boats supporting the local fishing industry and tradition.

Plant-Based Protein

Each day, we offer plant-based protein across several of our Miley Café dining stations. You can always expect a Vegetarian option on the entrée line, Vegan options at our plant-based Rustic Roots station, and accompanying our roasted vegetables at Mongolian Grill. We hope that by introducing students to delicious plant-based protein, we can encourage them to try new flavors and expand their tastes. Reducing meat consumption is a vital part of limiting packaging, saving water, and building your own balanced diet.

Harvest of the Month

It's important to understand and utilize natural food resources around you. Not only does this support local farms, but it also ensures that our students are eating fresh, local, and sustainable produce. Each month, a local vegetable is put in the spotlight and ordered locally. We try to incorporate these ingredients into our menu items to show our Seahawks that great food is much closer than you'd think!

Harvest of the Month

Local Farms

We work hard with our vendors to get as many locally sourced ingredients as possible. Our professionally trained chefs create our menus to take advantage of seasonal produce.

Composting Efforts

The Miley Dining team is diligent about composting all food scraps and other compostable materials that come in on the dish return belt. We also compost food waste created in meal preparation. All composted materials are sent to The Compost Plant, where they are properly sorted and used to create soil to support the growth of crops from local farms and gardens.

Compost 1

Compost 2

Reusable Cup

The environment and your wallet win! Bring your own reusable cup to purchase coffee on campus and a receive a discount every time.

Recycling Fryer Oil into Biofuel

French fries to fuel. Indeed our fryer oil is recycled into biodiesel by Newport Biodiesel and is converted into sustainable heating fuel.

Northeast Organic Family Farm Partnership

Sustainability NOFFP Partnertship

Other Campus Initatives

  • APEX™ Dishwashing System
  • Energy Star Appliances
  • Xpress Napkin Holders
  • Recycling
  • Trayless Dining