Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 83.80
Liaison Mark Maxwell
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of California, Merced
IN-27: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Erin Meyer
CropMobster Coordinator
University of California Merced
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

CropMobster Merced is an community-based platform supporting community action and exchange on any food system-related topic. Moderated by staff at UC Merced and CropMobster, the focus of CropMobster is: supporting hunger relievers, helping local farmers and small businesses, preventing waste and inspiring community “Can Do!”

Alerts are posted by the local community, which contain offers or requests in search of anything within the food and agriculture system. These can be a large quantity of apples being sold, farming equipment, livestock; restaurants looking to hire new employees, organizations marketing events, or even members in search of specific items.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement
Food & Dining

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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