Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 62.73
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Tufts University
Tier2-1: Trayless Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Patricia Klos
Director of Dining and Business Services
Dining Services
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Does the institution have a trayless dining program in which trays are removed from or not available in dining halls?:
Yes

A brief description of the trayless dining program:

As a result of a successful pilot program in March, Tufts Dining has removed trays from the Carmichael and Dewick-MacPhie Dining Centers starting in the summer of 2010. The 13 day Pilot Program ran from March 28 – April 9, 2010 at Carmichael Dining Center, and as a result average electricity use was reduced by 17.5% and average food waste was reduced by 30%. A fall 2009 survey conducted by the TCU Senate revealed that 63.6% of students surveyed either approved of going trayless or had no opinion, while 36.4% of students surveyed either disapproved or strongly disapproved of going trayless.


The website URL where information about the program is available:

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