Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 82.07
Liaison Alex Davis
Submission Date March 1, 2018
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Arizona State University
IN-24: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Corey Hawkey
Assistant Director
University Sustainability Practices
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Borderlands Produce Rescue

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Saving food from waste – a new way to reconnect with a food economy
Kendon Jung, Student Involvement Coordinator, Leadership & Sustainability, Changemaker Central @ ASU, Arizona State University, Kendon.Jung@asu.edu

Changemaker Central @ ASU exists to create a university-wide culture that empowers students to apply their passion, knowledge and expertise to create innovative solutions to local, national and global challenges. We provide opportunities and resources to inspire, catalyze and sustain student-driven social change through community service, high impact careers and social entrepreneurship.

Born from a student forum with President Crow, Change Agents from the ASU West location with a passion for bridging the gap between food waste and food insecurity, introduced Borderlands Food Bank. Since then, Changemaker Central @ ASU has worked with Borderlands Food Bank and volunteer student organizations to divert fresh, nutritious produce from the landfill into the hands of Arizona families.

During 2016 - 2017 academic year, ASU Borderlands has….
· Hosted 12 P.O.W.W.O.W.s
· Engaged 176+ student volunteers in food insecurity educational awareness
· Diverted 135,695+ lbs of food from landfill
· Supplemented 206,183 meals
· Connected 8,644 people to fresh produce
· Generated $73,876.61+ community stimulus

As #1 in innovation for three years running, this partnership initiative on the ASU Poly, Tempe, and West locations emulates personal action and social embeddedness characteristics that have driven ASU’s design aspirations as the New American University.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Public Engagement
Food & Dining

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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