Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.05
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Grand Valley State University
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 4.00 Yumiko Jakobcic
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability Practices
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Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
37.50
+ Date Revised: March 26, 2015

A copy of an inventory, list or sample of sustainable food and beverage purchases:
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An inventory, list or sample of sustainable food and beverage purchases:

Sustainable coffee and tea brands include Java City, Seattle's Best, Starbucks, Bewley's and Tazo. Campus Dining offers fair trade chocolate and food is served with biodegradable plates, cups and cutlery. Uniform shirts for staff are made from 100% cotton.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (food and beverage expenditures for on-site franchises, convenience stores, vending services, or concessions)?:
No
+ Date Revised: March 26, 2015
+ Date Revised: March 26, 2015

Percentage of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending services, and concessions food and beverage purchases that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
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A copy of an inventory, list or sample of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending machine, and/or concessions food and beverage purchases that are sustainably produced:
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An inventory, list or sample of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending machine, and/or concessions food and beverage purchases that are sustainably produced:

Sustainable coffee and tea brands include Java City, Seattle's Best, Starbucks, Bewley's and Tazo. Campus Dining also offers fair trade chocolate.

+ Date Revised: March 26, 2015

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

Campus Dining is continually working with our supplier to purchase from a local line of products that are both season and non-seasonal and have been approved for quality and food safety standards. Campus Dining utilizes local produces provided by Sysco of Grand Rapids and their "Michigan Grown" brands that supports 23+ farms that are local produce partners. we also purchase from another 31 local suppliers, 1 local Dairy that offers hormone free milk, 2 Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Vendors, 3 organic certified vendors, and 1 cage free vendor.


A brief description of the methodology used to track/inventory sustainable food and beverage purchases:

Total food purchased is mapped out by vendor distance from GVSU at 250 miles and under.


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
7,400,000 US/Canadian $

Which of the following food service providers are present on campus and included in the total food and beverage expenditure figures?:
Present? Included?
Dining operations and catering services operated by the institution Yes Yes
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor No No
Franchises No No
Convenience stores Yes Yes
Vending services No No
Concessions Yes Yes

Has the institution achieved the following?:
Yes or No
Fair Trade Campus, College or University status No
Certification under the Green Seal Standard for Restaurants and Food Services (GS-46) No
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification No
Signatory of the Real Food Campus Commitment (U.S.) No

A brief description of other sustainable restaurant and food service standards that the institution’s dining services operations are certified under:
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The website URL where information about the institution's sustainable food and beverage purchasing efforts is available:

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