Eco2Go

Eco2Go is your currency for convenience.

University Housing and Dining is making take out convenient and sustainable with the Eco2Go program. Take your food wherever you need to be in a BPA-free, reusable Eco2Go container. You can get your meal to-go from your favorite University Housing and Dining locations and save 5 percent per meal at Jester City Limits, Cypress Bend Café and Littlefield Patio Café.

Join the program for a one-time $5 fee. Participating is easy as Fill, Enjoy, Return and Repeat.

How does Eco2Go work?

Buy into the Eco2Go program for $5 at any participating University Housing and Dining (UHD) location and receive your Eco coin. Exchange your coin for a reusable Eco2Go container that allows you to take your food wherever you like. It’s easy as Fill, Enjoy, Return and Repeat.

Fill.

  • Bring your Eco coin to your favorite University Housing and Dining location and get your food to-go.

Enjoy.

  • The Eco2Go container allows you to dine at your convenience wherever your like.

Return.

  • Exchange your rinsed container for a coin to use for your next meal.

Repeat.

Who can use Eco2Go?

All students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate in the Eco2Go program for a one-time $5 fee. The program is ideal for people who want to take their meals to go in a convenient, sustainable container.

Why should I join Eco2Go?

Eco2Go allows you to take your food to go in a convenient, reusable container that reduces single-use disposable waste. In addition to supporting a Zero Waste sustainability initiative, you also receive a 5 percent discount at select UHD locations.

Which UHD locations participate in the Eco2Go program?

You can use Eco2Go at UHD all-you-care-to-eat and a la carte locations, which includes Jester 2nd Floor (J2), Kins Dining, Cypress Bend Café, Jester City Limits and Littlefield Patio Café.

How do I get my meal in an Eco2Go container at the a la carte locations?

At Cypress Bend Café, Jester City Limits and Littlefield Patio Café, show your Eco coin to a line server and request your meal to-go. When you purchase your meal, the cashier will request your coin and grant you a 5 percent discount for using Eco2Go. Enjoy your meal wherever you like and then exchange your empty, rinsed container for a new coin to use at your next meal.

How do I use Eco2Go at Jester 2nd Floor (J2) and Kins Dining?

Exchange your coin for an Eco2Go container at the entrance of our all-you-care-to-eat locations. The cashier will charge you for your meal and you can fill up your Eco2Go container at your favorite station(s). You can then take your meal to go and enjoy wherever you like. Just rinse your container and exchange it for an Eco coin or another container at your next meal.

What meal plan do I have?

Do I have to use a meal swipe for Eco2Go?

How much does it cost to get my meal in an Eco2Go container?

Resident Unlimited

Yes

$7.50

Longhorn Unlimited

Yes

$7.50

Longhorn 25

Yes

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Longhorn 50

Yes

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I don’t have a meal plan

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$7.50

For more information about meal plans, please visit the University Housing and Dining Meal Plan website.

What if I lose my Eco coin?

New coins can be purchased at any participating UHD location for $5 each.

Can I redeem my Eco coin for cash?

No, coins have no cash value and can only be used to redeem Eco2Go containers.

Why can't I reuse my container without having it washed by University Housing and Dining?

For health and safety reasons, only properly cleaned and sanitized containers handled by University Housing and Dining staff can be used in our dining locations.

What if I would like multiple Eco2Go containers?

You may purchase as many additional Eco coins as you would like at a cost of $5 each to redeem for multiple Eco2Go containers.

 

Please email UHD.environment@austin.utexas.edu if you have additional questions.