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July 17, 2017 — Team members from Oregon State University Housing & Dining Services took home two national awards this week: one for the university's innovative re-usable takeout container program, Eco2Go, and one for a locally sourced pasta dish at Five Four One.
Sustainability Award in the Waste Management category from the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS).
Since its inception in 2015, the Eco2Go program has prevented hundreds of thousands of disposable containers from being sent to the landfill.
Learn more about Eco2Go.
The dish received a Bronze level Best Local Foods Award from NACUFS. Five Four One, which was opened in 2015, is a campus microrestaurant dedicated to serving all-organic produce, with a heavy reliance on ingredients from within Oregon and the Willamette Valley.
Learn more about Local Food Sourcing.