Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 78.45
Liaison Emily Blandford
Submission Date May 15, 2012
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STARS v1.2

Georgia Institute of Technology
SD-3: Food and Beverage Purchases

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Marcia Kinstler
Sustainability Director
Office of Environmental Stewardship
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

The percentage of food and beverage expenditures that were processed within 100 miles of the institution by a company that is not publicly traded:

The percentage of food and beverage expenditures that were grown within 100 miles of the institution:

List what tool your institution is using to track this information (e.g. Center for Environmental Farming Systems or CBORD):
internal tracking

List items procured for dining services from on-campus organic garden(s):

Dining Services has indicated they would purchase on-campus organic gardens if the students will keep them updated on what is available. Until this year, the student gardens were small and used primarily by the students who were the gardeners. This year, campus has provided space for a new, larger program of 10 raised beds. The garden is too new to provide items for dining services at this time.

The percentage of total food and beverage expenditures spent by dining services to procure items from on-campus organic garden(s):

List all Fair Trade certified items purchased:

A wide variety of Fair Trade certified items are purchased.most venues are 100% fair trade, a few locations offer fair trade but not exclusively. Estimate that 80%+ of venues offer Fair Trade coffee. Five percent other Fair Trade Certified food products purchased. Type of item: macadamia nuts, papaya, mangos, etc


Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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