Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.81
Liaison Paul Scanlon
Submission Date Aug. 23, 2012
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STARS v1.2

Slippery Rock University
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.10 / 6.00 Joe Balaban
Director of Operations
SRU/AVI Administrative Staff
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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:

Local Purchasing:
Dining Services (through AVI Fresh) has an ongoing initiative to purchase items locally. Some of the current farms and local business from whom we are purchasing are: Forbes Bison Farm, Lengel Brother's Farm, Always Summer Herbs, Paragon's Local Farms, Thoma Meat Market, Soregel's Orchards.

High Tunnel Farming:
An initiative included in the AVI bid proposal was the construction of high tunnels to expand the growing season for a local farm. AVI has recently partnered with Lengels Farm Market to purchase and install two high tunnels to grow vegetables solely for SRU.

Seafood Guide:
The guide is used by our chefs to make decisions that are good for the students and the ocean.

Fair Trade Organic Coffee:
By partnering with our coffee purveyors, we can provide a high level of commitment to the environment and the farmers.

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

Additional information about all of AVI's sustainability initiatives can be found here: http://www.aviloveoftheearth.com/

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