Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.88
Liaison Audrey McSain
Submission Date March 20, 2023

STARS v2.2

Lehigh University
IN-48: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Keegan Schealer
Campus Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Food Carbon and Water Footprint

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
In this project, students will add a water footprint calculator component while continuing to work on an existing food carbon footprint calculator, as well as expand the carbon portion. This will allow Lehigh Dining to provide a water footprint (red - high, yellow - medium, green - low) for key menu items at dining locations across campus. This will encourage students, faculty, and staff to choose to alter their food choices based on the water impact of the menu item. The students will also determine how to expand the calculator to make it more sophisticated, how to transition away from national averages, and how to make this a national, open source model for other colleges and universities to use.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
The above data was not impacted by COVID-19 and therefore is representative of a normal year.

The above data was not impacted by COVID-19 and therefore is representative of a normal year.

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