Green Dining Award

Each year since 2010, students in Sustainable Duke’s Students for Sustainable Living program have selected winning eateries to be recognized with a Green Dining Award at Duke. Students meet with the managers of each campus eatery to perform an environmental audit of food served and eatery operations.  The winning eateries are presented with a bamboo plaque at the annual Duke University Sustainability Awards. Awards are determined using this scorecard, which includes criteria such as use of local food, educational outreach about sustainable food elements and composting to reduce landfill waste.

Award categories changed as of 2010 in order to recognize the different types of eateries on campus and reward innovation.

Throughout the academic year, leading up to the awards, students also offer their time and expertise to help eateries with any additional greening measures they would like to undertake.  Eateries can contact sustainability@duke.edu if they are interested in this assistance.


2013-2014 Green Dining Award Winners

Best Overall
The Refectory Cafe® at Duke Law
Nasher Museum Café

Best Franchise    
Au Bon Pain

Best Non-Franchise    
Saladelia Café
Divinity Café

Best Café   
Joe Van Gogh

Most Improved   
Blue Express
Twinnie's Café

Most Innovative   
Penn Pavilion

Notable   
Red Mango


2012-2013 Green Dining Award Winners

Best Overall

Nasher Café and Refectory at Duke Law

Best Chain Restaurant

Subway and Au Bon Pain

Best Non-Chain Restaurant

The Refectory at Duke Divinity

Best Cafe

Joe Van Gogh

Most Innovative

Saladelia at the Perk

Most Improved

Quenchers

 

2011-2012 Green Dining Award Winners

Best Overall

Nasher Café and The Refectory at Duke Divinity

Best Chain Restaurant

Saladelia at The Perk

Best Non-Chain Restaurant

The Refectory at Duke Divinity

Best Cafe

Joe Van Gogh

Most Innovative

Food Factory

 

2010-2011 Green Dining Award Winners

Best Overall

Joe Van Gogh and Saladelia at the Perk

Best Chain Restaurant

The Loop

Best Non-Chain Restaurant

The Refectory at Duke Divinity

Best Cafe

Joe Van Gogh

Most Innovative

The Great Hall

Read more about the 2010-2011 Greening Dining Award.

 

2009-2010 Green Dining Award Winners

Gold Award

The Refectory at Duke Divinity

The Refectory at Duke Law

Silver Award

Tommy’s

Joe Van Gogh

Bronze Award

The Marketplace 

The Great Hall

Read more about the 2009-2010 Greening Dining Award.