Overall Rating Reporter - expired
Overall Score
Liaison Tavey Capps
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2015
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Duke University
OP-7: Low Impact Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Tavey Capps
Environmental Sustainability Director
Office of the Executive Vice President
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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:

We pull monthly reports to see what is being utilized and see where we can purchase locally.

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”):

Duke dining services provides vegan options at all meals daily and these options are labeled with a special VEGAN sticker on all menu signs. Additionally, we have Meatless Mondays at Penn Pavilion and the Marketplace. The Meatless Monday specials are promoted weekly via our website and social media. http://studentaffairs.duke.edu/sites/default/files/u1379/MM2.pdf

Duke University's two main dining locations, the Great Hall and Marketplace, each have specific stations designated for vegan/vegetarian entrees and sides. For example, the soup selections will always include a minimum of one vegetarian and/or vegan option.

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

We are offering many new seafood, vegetarian and vegan options to the students
and have expanded our salad bar options to include healthy protein rich vegan and whole grain selections.

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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

Additionally, Duke dining services is currently producing a vegan video with our core locations.

Additionally, Duke dining services is currently producing a vegan video with our core locations.

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