Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 75.93
Liaison Merry Rankin
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Iowa State University
SD-3: Food and Beverage Purchases

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Jamie Lenz
Assistant Director
Campus Dining Services
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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):

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

Previously, ISU Dining purchased some vegetables on an availability basis from Iowa State's on-campus organic garden, including peppers and tomatoes. However, quantities were small in comparison to the number of meals ISU Dining served.

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:

Coffee, chocolate

ISU has an on-campus farm called Student Organic Farm (SOF), which was initially supported by ISU Dining. However, due to the numerous community partners that now purchase food from SOF, the farm can no longer produce enough food to sell to ISU Dining as well.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.