Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.12
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2014
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STARS v1.2

Portland State University
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.80 / 6.00 Theodore McClain
Food Service Director
PSU Dining
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Percentage of food expenditures that meet one or more of the criteria for this credit (0 - 100):

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

PSU Campus Sustainability Office and Aramark Food Service have worked to create goals for increasing local and organic food purchasing. These goals will soon be added to the contract. Additional criteria such as Fair Trade, Marine Stewardship, and Food Alliance certifications are also favored in food purchasing.
-The majority of the produce is sourced from a local distributor, and enhanced tracking of local farm vendors is being implemented.
-All the milk and most other dairy products come from Sunshine Dairy, which is local to Portland
-All breads served are processed with 250 miles
-All seafood is procured in accordance with Monterrey Bay Aquarium's "Seafood Watch" guide.
-Portland Roasting coffee is a local company, and supplies the majority of coffee served on campus. Stumptown, and Starbucks have 1 bean that is certified organic it is about 3 % of the invoices that we pay in coffee is organic certified.

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

A more rigorous tracking program was implemented in summer 2013. Thus, the data provided here reflect purchases from summer through the end of 2013.

Information provided by PSU Dining Services, Aramark.

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