|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||June 21, 2013|
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
ER-T2-5: Sustainable Enterprise
|0.25 / 0.25||
Sustainability Assessment Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
Does the institution have a student-run enterprise, such as a cafe, through which students gain sustainable business skills?:
A brief description of the enterprise:
Developing IUPUI Gardens Sustainably is the DIGS student group at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. The dual objectives of DIGS are to promote and teach the process and benefits of sustainable urban agriculture. DIGS is seeks volunteers who help plan, prepare, or utilize the garden and farm sustainably. They also get help with updating Facebook, the blog, and other media and marketing endeavors.
DIGS Garden collaborates with Chartwell’s and the Campus Center. The summer and fall produce were supplied to the Campus Center Food Operations. The IUPUI Foodservice team engaged with the urban garden program to offer farm-to-table menu items at the Chefs’ Table. A business arrangement of $2000 from the sale of produce, from the Campus Center Outtakes location, is returned to the DIGS student organization to support their continuing garden operations.
The website URL where information about the sustainable enterprise is available:
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