Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.42
Liaison Darcy Everett
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2020

STARS v2.2

College of Charleston
IN-47: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 P Brian Fisher
CSO/Executive Director
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Sustainable Cooking Demos

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

In 2019, the Center for Sustainable Development partnered with the College's Dining Services (Aramark) to host a series of cooking demos highlighting sustainable cooking practices, healthy and local foods and cooking on a budget. Inspiration to coordinate such a series and marketing strategies was grounded in the campus-wide sustainability theme for 2019-20: food security.

The event provided students with hands-on learning experiences in campus kitchens and smarter decision making skills surrounding shopping and consuming food, as well as experience working with fruits and vegetables.

Focuses for the demos ranged from pickling peppers grown in student gardens, vegan holiday sides and crafting a meal under $10. Over the course of the fall semester, student, faculty and staff participation increased, and campus partners look forward to hosting more successful demos with university chefs in the spring.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Engagement
Food & Dining
Coordination & Planning

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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