Get Involved

Whether you’re interested in waste diversion, agriculture, or food justice, there there are a multitude of ways to get involved with sustainability efforts at Virginia Tech. Check out some of your options below! 

  • Eat at the Farms & Fields Project in Owens Food Court, which serves local, organic, and sustainable foods.
  • Contact the Sustainability Manager for Dining Services to find out about a sustainability internship with us! You can reach me at
  • Say no to single use cups and pick up a reusable water bottle from any of our Dining Services locations. Bonus perk: you get free water, and discounted soda!
  • Opt out of waste and make OZZI your best friend by taking part in our reusable to-go container program.
  • Reduce your fossil fuel use by walking, biking, busing, or carpooling to campus. You can find resources on alternative transportation at VT here.
  • Help fight food waste by volunteering with Campus Kitchens at Virginia Tech.
  • You don’t have to be a vegetarian or a vegan to go meatless once a week! Participate in Meatless Mondays in order to reduce your environmental impact.
  • Get your hands dirty and volunteer at the Dining Services Farm at Kentland Farm.
  • Check out the Civic Agriculture and Food Systems Minor offered by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Looking to get involved with food and sustainability in and around Blacksburg? Here’s a few resources and ideas to consider:

  • Visit the Blacksburg Farmers Market on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings to stock up on locally grown and produced goodies.
  • Donate your gently used items to the VT YMCA Thrift shop, and buy gently used items there as well. You can also buy and sell on Craigslist to reduce waste and make some extra cash.

Still looking for more? Dig in:

  • Read up on agriculture, justice, and sustainability on the website Civil Eats.
  • Not sure what to do after you graduate? Apply to FoodCorps!

A student and her meal in a Reusable to-go container!

Are we missing resources you think we should add? Send us an email at, or give us a shout out on twitter at @VTGreenDining.


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