Campus Initiatives

Seawolf Dining, managed by NANA Management Services (NMS), is committed to sustainability. In fact, it’s an NMS core value: the environment will be protected and sustained. We are proud to be Green Star® certified since 2010, and throughout our partnership, we’ve made conscious, focused decisions to build upon our sustainable efforts: 


2018: deploy fully biodegradable cutlery and paper straws at retail outlets on campus. Compostable materials reduce landfill waste.

2017: serve local! We source local vegetables from the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, supporting the local economy and reducing the use of fossil fuels required for transporting produce to Alaska. Some of our farms include Moon Stone Farms and co-op Arctic Harvest Deliveries. Our main suppliers include Charlie's Produce and DiTomaso's, who source local produce for us. 

2015: launch the OZZI program in Creekside Eatery – a system through which we remove disposable clamshell holders and provide students green, reusable food containers to take their food to go.

2015: recycle cooking oil to be converted into bio-diesel fuel.

2015: eliminate the use of styrofoam on campus!

2015: offer a discount for reusable cups in all our coffee shops.


2015: distribute Xpressnap napkin holders around campus, which reduces waste by dispensing only one napkin at a time and encouraging students and faculty/staff to only take what they need. Napkins in the dispensers are made from recycled materials and are ECOLOGO® certified.

 2015: local partnership with Alaska owned Kaladi Brothers Coffee to be our main espresso provider on campus. 

2009: join hundreds of schools and universities across the U.S. to eliminate trays from cafeterias, reducing several thousand pounds of food waste annually, as diners now take a single plate, returning for seconds if desired, rather than piling food on several plates, bowls and cups on a plastic cafeteria tray, much of which would go to waste. 


2009: partner with UAA recycle crew to compost pre-consumer vegetable waste.

2000: recycle cardboard - as the capabilities became available in Anchorage, Seawolf Dining implemented a process for its locations across campus

Prior to 2000: work with companies that share a commitment to sustainability, such as Ecolab, which finds new solutions to deliver clean water, safe food, abundant energy and a healthy environment while saving water, energy and reducing waste.