Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.39
Liaison Dayna Cook
Submission Date Oct. 8, 2012
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Northern Arizona University
OP-T2-3: Trayless Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Catherine Sullivan
Sustainability Specialist: NAU Campus Dining
NAU Dining
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Does the institution have a trayless dining program in which trays are removed from or not available in dining halls?:

A brief description of the trayless dining program:
Implemented in 2009 - trays are no longer available in the all-you-can-eat dining halls or retail locations. Energy... It is estimated to save 522 KWH of power daily. Reduction of food waste… Trayless dining has been shown to reduce the amount of food wasted because students only take what they can carry, and go back for seconds if they are still hungry. Reduction of water use... The elimination of trays in resident dining is estimated to save 200 gallons per 1000 meals served each day. A savings of about 1160 gallons of water a day, or 260,420 gallons in the academic year.

List the year the program was started:
Aug. 27, 2009

The overall percentage of meals served on campus that are trayless:

The percentage of meal plan meals served on campus that are trayless:

The percentage of retail facility meals served on campus that are trayless:

The percentage of conference meals served on campus that are trayless:

The website URL where information about the program is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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