Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 38.09
Liaison Clara Fang
Submission Date May 14, 2013
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Towson University
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.60 / 6.00 Clara Fang
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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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:

5% of the university's food purchases are local or organic. Local is defined as food grown within a 150 mile radius of where it is consumed.

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

Towson does not purchase much local or organic produce for several reasons. During the months when classes are in session there is not much local food that is available. Organic foods are more expensive and the university does not have a commitment to purchasing them.

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