Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.85
Liaison Karen Eckert, Ph.D.
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Principia College
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.09 / 4.00 Trey McCartt
Executive Chef
Dining Services
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Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
1

A copy of an inventory, list or sample of sustainable food and beverage purchases:
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An inventory, list or sample of sustainable food and beverage purchases:

Salad bar lettuce (campus aquaponics, campus chemical-free farm)
Also made/raised on campus: herbs, tilapia, maple syrup, honey


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (food and beverage expenditures for on-site franchises, convenience stores, vending services, or concessions)?:
Yes

Percentage of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending services, and concessions food and beverage purchases that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
3.50

A copy of an inventory, list or sample of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending machine, and/or concessions food and beverage purchases that are sustainably produced:
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An inventory, list or sample of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending machine, and/or concessions food and beverage purchases that are sustainably produced:

Fitz soda - Root beer and cream soda
What-a-ya-Nuts - nut granola in four flavors.
Bear Naked granola: Go Bananas-Go Nuts, Triple Berry Fit, and Chocolate Elation
Green & Black's (organic) chocolate
SeaSnax (organic roasted seaweed)
Kale Chips-Bombay Curry


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

Principia College does not have a "sustainable food/beverage purchasing program"; however, according to the Executive Chef, if an equivalent product can be purchased sustainably at a competitive price, the sustainable equivalent will always be purchased over the conventional product.


A brief description of the methodology used to track/inventory sustainable food and beverage purchases:

Records are kept of all food purchases. There is no specific tracking system for sustainable food and beverage purchases.


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
758,754 US/Canadian $

Which of the following food service providers are present on campus and included in the total food and beverage expenditure figures?:
Present? Included?
Dining operations and catering services operated by the institution Yes Yes
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor No No
Franchises No No
Convenience stores Yes Yes
Vending services Yes No
Concessions No No

Has the institution achieved the following?:
Yes or No
Fair Trade Campus, College or University status No
Certification under the Green Seal Standard for Restaurants and Food Services (GS-46) No
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification No
Signatory of the Real Food Campus Commitment (U.S.) No

A brief description of other sustainable restaurant and food service standards that the institution’s dining services operations are certified under:

(None)


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