Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date April 30, 2012
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Dickinson College
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.56 / 6.00 Kristen Williams
Financial Analyst
Facilities Management
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Percentage of food expenditures that meet one or more of the criteria for this credit (0 - 100):

A brief description of the sustainable food and beverage purchasing program:

Dining Services is committed to sustainable practices—from partnering with local food vendors whenever possible to serving fair-trade coffee and offering compostable dinnerware.

Additionally, in the Spring of 2012, a Sustainable Food Committee led by a Dining Services intern, Rachel Gilbert, is spearheading a program to both identify a better statistic for the percentage of food expenditures that uphold this credit's criteria and to introduce more local and fair-trade foods into Dickinson's Dining facilities.

This sustainability internship position will continue in the Fall and the sustainable food committee boasts a working group of about 15-20 active members.

The Website URL where information about the institution's sustainable food and beverage purchasing efforts is available:
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