Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.64
Liaison Beth Klein
Submission Date April 23, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

State University of New York at Cortland
IN-3: Innovation 3

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Matt Brubaker
Energy Manager
Facilites Operation adn Services
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Food Waste Reduction Program

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

Reduce food waste from food production, point of sale, and consumption practices and behavior changes.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

The initiative started in 2014 with the overall goal of waste avoidance. By more efficiently using the food products and making the food products in to consumables, there is greater savings for the Campus Meal Plan which has resulted in significant savings to the campus and therefore the students. These savings are given back to the students in the form of healthier eating options, more nutrition programming, and stable fee structure for the Campus Meal Plan.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum No
Research No
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement No
Air & Climate No
Buildings No
Dining Services Yes
Energy No
Grounds No
Purchasing No
Transportation No
Waste Yes
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work No
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
N/A

The website URL where information about the innovation is available:
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