Chartwells sources its food from a variety of local vendors and farms, and purchases sustainable protein sources such as seafood and purchases antibiotic free chicken and pork. They also utilize biodegradable and eco-friendly utensils and napkins and provide discounts for students who bring their own mugs. To further their waste efforts Chartwells has a reusable to-go container program for the main dining hall. Students can pay a deposit at the beginning of the semester to receive a plastic to-go box that they can return back to D-Hall when finished to receive a cleaned container. 

In 2016, the main dining hall completed an extensive lighting retrofit converting from fluorescent to LED lighting which will provide not only energy savings but better lighting for the dining hall. 

In 2016, the College’s Terra Ve restaurant was certified as a Level 1 Certified Green Restaurant. Terra Ve is a vegetarian/vegan restauarant and embraces a variety of sustainable features such as Energy Star appliances and compostable food wares.