Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.23
Liaison Nick Cookson
Submission Date Jan. 20, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Sewanee - The University of the South
OP-7: Low Impact Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.87 / 3.00 Amy Turner
Director of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
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Percentage of total dining services food purchases comprised of conventionally produced animal products:
2

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

Analysis of purchases revealed that our local meats from Sequatchie Cove Beef meet the criteria for this category.


Does the institution offer diverse, complete-protein vegan dining options at all meals in at least one dining facility on campus?:
Yes

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 a vegan line in McClurg Dining Hall (the one and only dining hall on campus) that serves a full vegan meal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A few sample vegan meals served in McClurg Dining Hall are Pinto Beans and Local Greens, Local Braised Collard Greens and Orange Spice Tofu, Curried Potatoes and Cauliflower with Coconut Sweet Potatoes, Tofu Bolognese and Miso Soup. Every morning, the executive chef sends out an email to the entire campus community with the day's menu and nutrition facts/history, the social or environmental impact of that food, etc. "Local Fried Chicken Sunday" - every Sunday, local, antibiotic-free, cage-free, free-range fried chicken is served in McClurg Dining Hall.


A brief description of other efforts the institution has made to reduce the impact of its animal-derived food purchases:
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The website URL where information about the vegan dining program is available:
Annual dining services expenditures on food:
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Annual dining services expenditures on conventionally produced animal products:
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Annual dining services expenditures on sustainably produced animal products:
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