The responsibility to curate positive change can’t fall on the administration alone.
A petition circulating social media calling for changes to Ithaca Colleges dining practices has garnered over 500 parent and student signatures in recent weeks.
Ithaca College will no longer be purchasing plastic straws for its on-campus retail locations. Instead, the plastic straws will be replaced with compostable ones.
Ithaca College’s Campus Center Dining Hall has been struggling to accommodate the number of students swiping in for meals, despite recent renovations that increased the seating capacity.
Sophomore Gabby Picca first pitched the idea because she found herself spending remaining bonus bucks on items that she didn’t really need or want.
Ithaca College Dining Services is working to release a mobile app that will enable students and faculty to preorder and prepay for their food from Sodexo-run facilities on campus.
Food Frenzy, which has existed for roughly 10 years, is a charity event that incorporates foods from Sodexo and outside vendors to create an all-you-can-eat food buffet that costs a donation of $3. All donations from the event benefit the BackPack Program for The Food Bank of the Southern Tier.
Mary Proctor, one of the co-owners of Cayuga Compost, said the eating utensils used by Ithaca College Dining Services in places like IC Square and Grand Central Cafe have not been breaking down at her facilities.