Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.83
Liaison Tom Twist
Submission Date June 12, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Bates College
IN-10: Sustainable Dining Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Tom Twist
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Is at least one on-campus dining hall or food service outlet certified by the following organizations? (at least one positive response required):
Yes or No
The Food Recovery Network ---
The Green Restaurant Association (GRA) (Two Star or higher) Yes
Green Seal (GS-55 Standard for Restaurants and Food Services) ---
Leaders for Environmentally Accountable Foodservice (LEAF) ---
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Chain of Custody Certification ---
Responsible Epicurean and Agricultural Leadership (REAL) ---
An equivalent program approved by AASHE ---

A brief description of each certified dining hall or food service outlet, including the year the certification was achieved and/or renewed:

Our entire dining service has been awarded a three-star rating by the Green Restaurant Association for several years in a row. Our dining folks are outstanding in terms of waste diversion (currently over 83%), using local, sustainable food, scratch cooking to produce wonderful meals, a vegan bar - which helps us meet our goal of serving over 30% main courses that are vegetarian, having the highest percentage on campus of electric vehicles, and many other sustainable practices that are too numerous to list -


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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