Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.16
Liaison Matthew Liesch
Submission Date May 13, 2024

STARS v2.2

Central Michigan University
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.76 / 6.00 Tyson Dubay
Dining Services Director
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on products that are sustainably or ethically produced:

Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on plant-based foods:

An inventory of food and beverage purchases that qualify as sustainably/ethically produced:
A brief description of the methodology used to conduct the inventory, including the timeframe and how representative samples accounted for seasonal variation (if applicable):
Data was collected from all purchases between July 2021-June 2022. Collection was completed through referencing all purchases and invoices from CMU dining provider Chartwells.

Website URL where the institution’s validated Real/Good Food Calculator results are publicly posted:

Which of the following food service providers are present on campus and included in the inventory/assessment?:
Present? Included?
Dining operations and catering services operated by the institution Yes Yes
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor Yes Yes
Student-run food/catering services No No
Franchises (e.g., regional or global brands) Yes No
Convenience stores No No
Vending services Yes No
Concessions Yes No

Total annual dining services budget for food and beverage products:
$5 million - $9.9 million

A brief description of the institution’s sustainable food and beverage purchasing program:
CMU Dining works to buy from local vendors for several aspects of the dining experience. CMU Dining is partnered with "several locally owned, minority-owned, women-owned businesses right here in Michigan. Our vendors provide a variety of products that we use and sell every day, such as hummus and kombucha! Our on-campus partners are Ponder Coffee Co., Pizza King, Idli Dosa, and Ignite Donuts. By supporting and shopping locally, we are reducing our carbon footprint."

Website URL where information about the food and beverage purchasing program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Central Michigan University has a nationally recognized environmentally friendly dining process. With only allowing students to use reusable or compostable materials, all of CMU Dining's waste is taken care of in an environmentally responsible manner. In addition, CMU Dining is always looking for ways tho expand their sustainability practices and promote awareness for how sustainability is connected to the food we eat.

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