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Join the Campus Dining O2GO program
Campus Dining and the Green Fund have partnered together to implement a revolutionary system to reduce waste from traditional disposable take-out containers. Where food and beverages are served “to-go” in coffee cups, and plastic and cardboard containers, the new OZZI system is making a difference. This program is one way we can transform from a disposable society into a nation that is devoted to a more sustainable and ecologically minded lifestyle.
How does it work? Accordion Closed
To first join the program, ask any of the participating dining locations to serve your food in an OZZI cup or container for a one time fee of $5. Enjoy your food anywhere and when you are done return your container at one of the return stations found in Union Point or Souh Dining. When you return your container you will receive a token. Next time you go to get food, ask for it to be served in reusable OZZI container and when you pay for your meal they will take your token.
Who can participate? Accordion Closed
NAU students, faculty and staff can participate.
How do I start using the Campus Dining O2GO program? Accordion Closed
Go to one of the participating Campus Dining locations to purchase a reusable container with your meal for a one time fee of $5 (Dining Dollars and JDE accepted).
Which dining locations are participating in the O2GO program? Accordion Closed
There are 13 Campus Dining locations within the University Union participating in the Campus Dining O2GO reusable container program. Those locations are:
- Star Ginger
- Cobrizo Mexican Grill
- Turnip the Greens
- G’s New York-Style Deli
- Bean and Beaker
- Scholar’s Corner
- Starbucks (both at Union and South)
- Coffee and Bagels
- Green Scene
- The Coupe
How do I get a reusable container with my meal? Accordion Closed
When placing your order at any of the participating locations ask for your food to be served in a reusable OZZI or “green” container. If this is your first time using one, you will purchase a reusable container for $5 when you pay for your food. If you are already participating in the Campus Dining O2GO program, the cashier will take your token in exchange for the container.
Where can I take my reusable container when I get food? Accordion Closed
Meals in the reusable containers are made to-go. Therefore, you can take the reusable container with you wherever you go and then return it to the machine in Union Point or South Dining when you are done.
Where do I return my used container? Accordion Closed
Containers need to be returned to an OZZI machine, either in Union Point next to the infused water station or at South Dining.
How do I return the Campus Dining O2GO container when I am done? Accordion Closed
When you are finished with you container, rinse out any remaining food particles then go to an OZZI machine either in Union Point or South Dining. Insert the container into the opening, wait for the machine to scan the container, and then push the container completely into the machine. You will then receive a token which can be used to redeem another container next time you get food at a participating location.
What do I do with the token I get from the OZZI machine? Accordion Closed
The token you receive after returning your used container to the OZZI machine is used to redeem a new container at any of the participating Campus Dining locations. When placing your food order, tell the location representative that you are partaking in the Campus Dining O2GO program and need a new container. When paying for your order, give your token to the cashier.
Where do the containers go when I place it in the OZZI machine? Accordion Closed
The OZZI machine has a barcode scanner that scans the container when it is placed in the opening of the machine. Once the machine accepts the container it goes into the machine’s cart and NAU Campus Dining employees with collect the returned containers and take them to the dish room to be cleaned.
How many times can I use the Campus Dining O2GO program? Accordion Closed
You can use the program as many times as you would like. As long as you return the container and receive a token you can continue to use the program.
What happens if I lose my token? Accordion Closed
If you lose your token you will have to purchase another container at a participating location.
Will I get fined if I break a container? Accordion Closed
You will not get fined for breaking a container, but in order to re-enter the program you will have to purchase another container at a participating location.
Why should I participate in the program? Accordion Closed
Single use disposables are currently a large part of the NAU (and global) community waste system. This program will reduce landfill waste produced on campus. By supporting this program you will also be supporting future reusable container programs on campus in order to move towards a zero-waste campus.
Why is there a card reader on the machine? Accordion Closed
Campus Dining in working closely with OZZI to allow for a card swiping system to replace the tokens. Until this time the machine will use tokens.