Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.22
Liaison David Petree
Submission Date Dec. 8, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Guilford College
OP-7: Low Impact Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 3.00 Snehal Deshmukh
Director of Dining Services
Dining Services
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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:
A spreadsheet is maintained that tracks local, natural, organic. Based on invoice.

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”):
There is a stand-alone vegan station that is staffed to provide vegan options of all patrons. It has a four week menu cycle and the offerings are changed daily.

A brief description of other efforts the institution has made to reduce the impact of its animal-derived food purchases:
Dining Services seeks out locally produced meats whenever possible. One of the primary challenges are finding local producers who can provide the volume needed. Cost can become an issue to the the high cost of production for small farmers.

The website URL where information about the vegan dining program is available:
Annual dining services expenditures on food:
1,200,000 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on conventionally produced animal products:
160,000 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on sustainably produced animal products:
40,000 US/Canadian $

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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