Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.42
Liaison Gina Talt
Submission Date Aug. 25, 2021

STARS v2.2

Princeton University
IN-8: Dining Services Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.50 Sarah Bavuso
Sustainability Manager
Campus Dining
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Is at least one on-campus dining hall or food service outlet certified by one or more of the following organizations?:
Yes or No
Food for Life (Food for Life Served Here award) ---
The Food Recovery Network (Food Recovery Verified) No
The Green Restaurant Association (GRA) (Two Star or higher) Yes
Green Seal (GS-55 Standard for Restaurants and Food Services) No
Leaders for Environmentally Accountable Foodservice (LEAF) No
Nordic Swan ---
Responsible Epicurean and Agricultural Leadership (REAL) No
Sustainable Restaurant Association (Food Made Good, Two Stars or higher) ---
An equivalent third party certification approved by AASHE ---

Approximately what proportion of on-site food service outlets (by location or sales) are third party certified?:
Fewer than 50 percent

A list or brief description of each certified dining hall or food service outlet, including the certification earned:

In 2016, Campus Dining earned Green Restaurant Association certification for Rockefeller/Mathey and Forbes dining halls.

Forbes College at Princeton University https://www.dinegreen.com/g/RES14073
Rockefeller Mathey at Princeton University https://www.dinegreen.com/g/RES14072

Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable dining certification program is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Additionally, Campus Dining won the Gold Medal for the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) Sustainability Award for 2016 in the category of waste management for its on-going efforts to minimize waste sent to landfills and waste water systems by diverting biodegradable waste to composting (or other landfill deferred systems) whenever possible, and by maximizing recycling efforts throughout the department. Campus Dining was also awarded the overall Grand Prize across all categories (other categories included Outreach and Education and Procurement Practices).

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