Turning Tigers Green at Louisiana State University

Roll out the green carpet! The Green Restaurant Association has designated The 459 Commons Dining Hall a Level 1 Certified Green Restaurant. To meet this criterion, LSU Dining implemented 53 environmental steps to achieve 161.66 GreenPointsTM for Disposables, Energy, Furnishing & Building, Food, Chemical & Pollution, Waste and Water.

LSU Dining is now working on additional initiatives to meet Level 2 Certification.

The 459 Commons is the first in Baton Rouge, the fourth in the state, and the 12th Chartwells Higher Education dining location to receive this status. A national nonprofit organization, the Green Restaurant Association pioneered the Green Restaurant® movement, which encourages restaurants to “green” their operations using transparent, science-based certification standards.