Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.32
Liaison Carrie Metzgar
Submission Date May 3, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

University of California, San Diego
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kristin Hansen
Sustainability Analyst
Auxiliary & Plant Services
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Vegan Friendly Campus: In January of 2012, University of California, San Diego introduced an all-new vegan eatery called Roots. Roots is the University's first exclusively vegetarian / vegan eatery and lounge. Located on the Muir College campus below Pines Restaurant, Roots has a clean, modern feel that reflects its menu perfectly. Diners can choose from a delicious variety of hearty entrees, sides, snacks, or smoothies. And unlike many "vegetarian" establishments, Roots features a predominantly Vegan menu. This was great news for students, who now get to enjoy an assortment of scrumptious vegan options. In addition, other vegan options have expanded all over campus, including the grab 'n' go markets, which offer a variety of in-house vegan sandwiches and salads, and various dining halls throughout campus. UC San Diego was also awarded the 2012 Most Vegan-Friendly College award by peta2. http://features.peta2.com/vegan-colleges-2012/Default.aspx

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