Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.99
Liaison Barbara Kviz
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Carnegie Mellon University
OP-7: Low Impact Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00 Pascal Petter
Director of Dining Services
Dining Administration
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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:

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”):

Yes. The campus dining programs require that all vendors provide protein vegan offerings. These are available to the entire campus community. We have Meatless Mondays, offer Fair Trade Coffee, sustainable dining programs, eco-friendly vending program, and farmers market on campus.

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

Yes, vegetarian options are available at every meal period and at every dining location. There are many vegan and vegetarians choices for students around campus. Evgefstos in the University Center offers strictly vegan and vegetarian Mediterranean inspired dishes for lunch and dinner. Schatz Dining Room always has vegan and vegetarian options available during all student dining periods of breakfast, dinner, and brunch. All other dining locations also offer vegan and vegetarian options. Student Health Services also provides many resources for students who follow a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle.

The website URL where information about the vegan dining program is available:
Annual dining services expenditures on food:

Annual dining services expenditures on conventionally produced animal products:

Annual dining services expenditures on sustainably produced animal products:

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