Our Initiatives

Mohawk Valley Community College Dining has several program initiatives that support sustainability

Vegan Options

We were rated A by peta2 for the quality of service at our Valley Vegan station, offering daily menu variety throughout the academic year.

Local Suppliers

We are proud that 18% of our product is locally sourced. We have worked hard with our local vendor, Black River Produce, based in Vermont, to get us the best quality ingredients in New England.


Food waste in landfills creates methane, a greenhouse gas which is 21x more potent than CO2. (www.epa.gov) Our first priority is to reduce food waste.  We compost food waste to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and also be enhance and amend soil health by improving soil structure, enhancing micro-organism content, increasing drought tolerance and reducing need for water and fertilizers. We collect pre and post-consumer food waste to create compost to be used across campus. Look for ways to get involved in these initiatives.

MVCC's Sustainability Council

Mohawk Valley Community College is committed to the development and implementation of a comprehensive sustainability plan. Together we can make an impact on conserving our resources. To learn more about MVCC's Sustainability Council visit: https://www.mvcc.edu/college-senate/councils/sustainability-council

Sustainability Club

Get involved by joining the Campus Sustainability Club.  The purpose of this club is to develop and forward ideas, and initiatives with the aim of making our college campuses and community a more environmental conscious, and sustainable environment.  Open to all students! https://www.mvcc.edu/clubs/sustainability-club

IServe Mohawk Valley

Mohawk Valley Community College has launched a volunteer project named iServe Mohawk Valley in order to address the rising issue of hunger in Rome, NY. This volunteer project will help cut back hunger and provide individuals like you with a fulfilling community work experience. Help raise awareness of what is happening in our own community by actively lending a helping hand. To find out more information about iServe Mohawk Valley or questions about voulenteering visit: https://www.mvcc.edu/iservemohawkvalley