Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.13
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date July 11, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Bowdoin College
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Keisha Payson
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainable Bowdoin
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

I-GMRI “Out of the Blue” Program

The effort seeks to create a market for a greater diversity of local seafood products with a focus on the restaurant and college marketplace as initial drivers and thought leaders. Further, they have developed training for fishermen on quality handling of seafood products to meet discerning customers’ tastes, and are helping to develop more efficient distribution channels to get the seafood to the market. The program is strengthening communication among harvesters, distributors and end-users to highlight issues and identify commonalities. Ultimately, the “Out of the Blue” program has increased consumer awareness of specific under-utilized, local, seasonal, sustainable seafood by actively sourcing and featuring them at Bowdoin College and area fine dining restaurants.


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