Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.51
Liaison Chris Frantsvog
Submission Date May 1, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Luther College
OP-7: Low Impact Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00 Maren Stumme-Diers
Assistant Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Studies
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Percentage of total dining services food purchases comprised of conventionally produced animal products:
32.50

A brief description of the methodology used to track/inventory expenditures on animal products:
Luther's purchasing specialist went through invoices from local producers, as well as a breakdown of what was purchased from Sysco during the reporting period to determine our conventional and sustainable animal product numbers.

Does the institution offer diverse, complete-protein vegan dining options at all meals in at least one dining facility on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution provide labels and/or signage that distinguishes between vegan, vegetarian (not vegan), and other items?:
Yes

Are the vegan options accessible to all members of the campus community?:
Yes

A brief description of the vegan dining program, including availability, sample menus, signage and any promotional activities (e.g. “Meatless Mondays”):
We offer diverse, complete-protein vegan options during lunch and dinner service through rice and beans, homemade Mediterranean vegan burgers, tofu, and seitan, but this is not a formalized policy.


A brief description of other efforts the institution has made to reduce the impact of its animal-derived food purchases:
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The website URL where information about the vegan dining program is available:
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Annual dining services expenditures on food:
1,351,966.36 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on conventionally produced animal products:
439,398.82 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on sustainably produced animal products:
398,465.59 US/Canadian $

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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