Overall Rating Expired
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Liaison Jennifer deHart
Submission Date Oct. 30, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Unity College
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Steve Kahl
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability
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Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
38

A copy of an inventory, list or sample of sustainable food and beverage purchases:
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An inventory, list or sample of sustainable food and beverage purchases:

The dining hall regularly purchases the following local products: potatoes, apples, dairy products, blueberries, eggs, carrots, greens, herbs, onions, seafood, squash, cabbage, beans, corn. Some of these items such as onions, cabbage, eggs, and meat products are produced right on campus.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (food and beverage expenditures for on-site franchises, convenience stores, vending services, or concessions)?:
No
+ Date Revised: Dec. 18, 2014

Percentage of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending services, and concessions food and beverage purchases that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
0
+ Date Revised: Dec. 18, 2014

A copy of an inventory, list or sample of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending machine, and/or concessions food and beverage purchases that are sustainably produced:
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An inventory, list or sample of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending machine, and/or concessions food and beverage purchases that are sustainably produced:

We do not have any of these except for a vending contract.


A brief description of the sustainable food and beverage purchasing program:

Unity College operates it's own Dining Services and has increasingly purchased from vendors that distribute products grown and processed in northern New England. Additional purchases are made from local growers and Dining Services incorporates food grown on campus when possible. In 2013-14, Unity College spent 38% of its food dollars on food from these sources. In addition to sustainable food purchases, Dining Services engages students with outreach and education regarding sustainable food in its two campus facilities.


A brief description of the methodology used to track/inventory sustainable food and beverage purchases:

The dining services director maintains an inventory of local food purchases.


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
468309 US/Canadian $

Which of the following food service providers are present on campus and included in the total food and beverage expenditure figures?:
Present? Included?
Dining operations and catering services operated by the institution Yes Yes
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor No No
Franchises No No
Convenience stores No No
Vending services Yes Yes
Concessions No No

Has the institution achieved the following?:
Yes or No
Fair Trade Campus, College or University status No
Certification under the Green Seal Standard for Restaurants and Food Services (GS-46) No
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification No
Signatory of the Real Food Campus Commitment (U.S.) No

A brief description of other sustainable restaurant and food service standards that the institution’s dining services operations are certified under:
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The website URL where information about the institution's sustainable food and beverage purchasing efforts is available:

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