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-7: Low Impact Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 3.00 Trey McCartt
Executive Chef
Dining Services
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Percentage of total dining services food purchases comprised of conventionally produced animal products:
46

A brief description of the methodology used to track/inventory expenditures on animal products:

A complete record/inventory is kept by the Executive Chef and his staff. These data are freely available to students for sustainability-related research projects. Animal products are sourced through a local representative of Sysco Foods.


Does the institution offer diverse, complete-protein vegan dining options at all meals in at least one dining facility on campus?:
No

Does the institution provide labels and/or signage that distinguishes between vegan, vegetarian (not vegan), and other items?:
Yes

Are the vegan options accessible to all members of the campus community?:
Yes

A brief description of the vegan dining program, including availability, sample menus, signage and any promotional activities (e.g. “Meatless Mondays”):

There is no vegan dining program per se, but fruit and salad bar options - in addition to vegetarian (not necessarily vegan) options are available at every meal. Menus are posted at http://www.principiacollege.edu/about-principia-college/dining-services/menu.


A brief description of other efforts the institution has made to reduce the impact of its animal-derived food purchases:

Vegetarian options (50-75% of all entrees) are provided at every meal, and are indicated by serving staff. "Sizzling Salad" days are incorporated into every 5-week meal rotation and feature local produce. Meatless Mondays are under active discussion but have not been implemented. Menus are posted at http://www.principiacollege.edu/about-principia-college/dining-services/menu.


The website URL where information about the vegan dining program is available:
Annual dining services expenditures on food:
725,032 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on conventionally produced animal products:
311,932 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on sustainably produced animal products:
0 US/Canadian $

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