Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.28
Liaison Austin Eriksson
Submission Date Feb. 29, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

California State University, Northridge
OP-7: Low Impact Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.48 / 3.00 Karina Ward
Special Projects Coordinator
The University Corporation
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Percentage of total dining services food purchases comprised of conventionally produced animal products:

A brief description of the methodology used to track/inventory expenditures on animal products:

The University Corporation uses the Real Food Challenge Calculator to track and inventory expenditures on animal products.

Does the institution offer diverse, complete-protein vegan dining options at all meals in at least one dining facility on campus?:

Does the institution provide labels and/or signage that distinguishes between vegan, vegetarian (not vegan), and other items?:

Are the vegan options accessible to all members of the campus community?:

A brief description of the vegan dining program, including availability, sample menus, signage and any promotional activities (e.g. “Meatless Mondays”):

Vegan and Vegetarian options are offered at all dining locations on campus. Labels and signs are incorporated throughout all facilities.

A brief description of other efforts the institution has made to reduce the impact of its animal-derived food purchases:

The university is participating in the Real Food Challenge. We have a farmers market every Tuesday during the academic year and every third week there will be a food demonstration showcasing vegan and vegetarian recipes with local sourced produce from the farmers market. This will be a collaboration between The University Corporation and the Marilyn Magaram Center.

The website URL where information about the vegan dining program is available:
Annual dining services expenditures on food:
5,114,250 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on conventionally produced animal products:
1,169,628 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on sustainably produced animal products:
1,442,218 US/Canadian $

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