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ICommit 2014

For the month of April, Sodexo accounts across the country will come together on social media to commit to sustainability initiatives and make a difference in the communities we serve. Sodexo's Better Tomorrow actions will be showcased as everyone from employees and students, partners and managers, residents and beyond make commitments that will have an impact beyond Earth Day.

To go along with the ICommit initiative, there will be a special Earth Day Lunch on April 22 in Carkoski Commons. Student will be able to make their own commitment to sustainability by taking photos at the ICommit Photo Booth and enjoy an Earth Day themed menu.            


(Top, Left-Right) Phil Novak, Area Marketing Coordinator; Daniel Harvey, Building Manager; Jonathan Kirchner, Catering Director (Bottom, Left-Right) Ashley Koppy, Unit Marketing Coordinator; Jamie Waterbury, Executive Chef; Aaron Knutson, General Manager; Nathan Manthe, Operations Manager.



Send Ur Message

This promotion is inspired by Sodexo's Better Tomorrow Plan and University Dining Services commitment to community and the environment. Send Ur Message encourages students to share, via Instagram, photos that demonstrate ways to encourage environment-friendly and sustainabilty practices. The focus will be on practical steps the students can take to cut down on trash, reuse items instead of discarding them and encourage more recycling.

The promotion starts March 15 and will run through the end of the school year. Students can get involved by sharing ideas and suggestions for protecting and preserving the planet through photos posted on Instagram. Be sure to post photos of your ideas for a cleaner, greener Earth on Instagram in support of our SEND UR MESSAGE promotion.


Also, enter to win the National Contest where you have the chance to win $2,500 to donate in your name to an environmentally or sustainability related charity.


Why Send Ur Message?

Even one person can make a difference by taking steps to preserve the Earth and its resources. The average person generates more than four pounds of trash daily so cutting back on throw-away items and increased recycling will help. Your good deeds will multiply every time you inspire another person to do the same through the Send Ur Message promotion on Instagram.


Find Your Pinspiration Promotion Follow Up




Cait Stanley, and MSU Student, won the national "Find Your Pinspiration" sweepstakes sponsored by Sodexo. "I love Pinterest, so that's what interested me," she said, collecting her $150 Dick's Sporting Goods gift cards, $150 SpaFinder gift card, FitBit Wireless Activity and Sleep Band and BKR Water Bottle! Congrats Cait!