During Green Food Week 2024, from February 5 to 9, Italian school canteens join forces to offer sustainable menus with dishes that have a lower environmental impact

Once again this year, the Universities Network for Sustainable Development with the Food Working Group (RUS Food) and the Climate Change Working Group (RUS CC), together with the crucial support of Andisu and the regional Right to Study Boards, is joining Green Food Week, a week promoted by Foodinsider, during which school, university and company cafeterias join together to offer sustainable menus, with dishes that have a lower environmental impact.

The participation of the Universities is designed to be a simple but effective way to approach more plant-based and sustainable food choices, which can become a positive eating habit for health, land and the environment, while also helping to mitigate the effects of global warming.

From the analysis conducted, the proposed green menu resulted in an average reduction of about 40% of CO2 equivalent compared to the traditional menu. Conscious choices in selecting environmentally friendly recipes allow even greater emission reductions.


Discover the initiatives implemented in the 2024 edition by the Universities Network for Sustainable Development member universities in over 70 university canteens!


The RUS universities that have joined Green Food Week 2024 are 27:

  • Università degli Studi di Palermo
  • Università degli Studi di Perugia
  • Università degli Studi di Pisa
  • Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata"
  • Università degli Studi di Torino
  • Università degli Studi di Salerno
  • Università degli Studi di Siena
  • Università degli Studi di Verona
  • Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo
  • Università per Stranieri di Perugia
  • Università per Stranieri di Siena
  • Università IUAV di Venezia
  • Università del Piemonte Orientale
  • Università Politecnica delle Marche

Helpful materials

FoodInseder - FRIENDLY FOOD OF THE PLANET (italian only)