Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Suzanne Hansen
Submission Date July 18, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Macalester College
IN-4: Innovation 4

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Kimberly Driesch
General Manager
Bon Appetit
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Bon Appetit: Composting

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

In the Fall of 2013, Bon Appetit, Macalester's food service, switched to all compostable dishware for catering, in the cafeteria, and at the grill.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

Bon Appetit switching to all compostable materials significantly reduces Macalester's waste and helps Macalester become closer to reaching zero waste by 2020.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum No
Research No
Campus Engagement No
Public Engagement No
Air & Climate No
Buildings No
Dining Services Yes
Energy No
Grounds No
Purchasing Yes
Transportation No
Waste Yes
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work No
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available:
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