Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 27.64
Liaison Jennifer McLaughlin
Submission Date March 31, 2016
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STARS v2.0

South Dakota State University
OP-7: Low Impact Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 3.00 Jennifer McLaughlin
Sustainability Intern
Facilities and Services
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Percentage of total dining services food purchases comprised of conventionally produced animal products:

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


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

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

Are the vegan options accessible to all members of the campus community?:
+ Date Revised: April 7, 2016

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

A brochure is available listing the vegan options for many, but not all, of the dining locations on campus.

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

Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program is used by Aramark to ensure sustainably sourced seafood. Aramark does not buy any animal products where the animal is force fed. Aramark purchases cage-free shell eggs. Aramark suppliers must follow the "five freedoms" of animal welfare developed by Farm Animal Welfare Committee of the United Kingdom.

The website URL where information about the vegan dining program is available:

Annual dining services expenditures on food:
1,952,367.17 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on conventionally produced animal products:
692,737.88 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on sustainably produced animal products:
39,162.39 US/Canadian $

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