Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.40
Liaison Saiyare Refaei
Submission Date March 12, 2013
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Pacific Lutheran University
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.00 / 6.00 Jenny Taylor
Researcher
Sustainability
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Percentage of food expenditures that meet one or more of the criteria for this credit (0 - 100):
55

A brief description of the sustainable food and beverage purchasing program:

PLU attempts to source local and organic foods that are seasonally available. The eggs provided by PLU Dining Services come from a local farm in Yelm, WA that have 100% cage-free and vegetarian-fed hens. Chicken comes from a local farm in Mount Vernon, WA that provides a 100% vegetarian diet and humane treatment practices. PLU purchases its seafood in accordance with the Monterey Bay Aquariums Seafood Watch guidelines for sustainability.

Additionally, PLU has begun to use FMS C-board to track food air miles.


The Website URL where information about the institution's sustainable food and beverage purchasing efforts is available:

PLU’s purchasing initiatives are located halfway down the Dining Services website along with links to individual initiatives on the left sidebar.

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