IMG_6451At Butter Beans, we are committed to environmental sustainability both at at our kitchen and on location at our partner schools.

We are active participants in our schools’ sustainability initiatives, including composting, gardening, food waste management, and energy use. We support the pillars of sustainability by engaging in the following initiatives:

  • Composting our food scraps in our commissary kitchen

  • Working with schools to ensure that they have dishwashing capabilities so that all smallwares can be reusable

  • Providing schools with compostable smallwares if dishwashing is not available

  • Supporting regional food economies by sourcing locally whenever possible

  • Teaching our students and school communities about the journey of food from seed to plate, and the importance of supporting local farms through our food education programs

  • Supporting our schools’ sustainability and greening initiatives, including food rescue, composting, and gardening programs

  • Eliminating single-use plastic at our corporate cafeterias and participating in the United Nations Green Fair each year
  • Working in collaboration with other city-wide sustainability programs