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

STARS v1.2

University of California, San Diego
SD-3: Food and Beverage Purchases

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Krista Mays
Sustainability Manager
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The percentage of food and beverage expenditures that were processed within 100 miles of the institution by a company that is not publicly traded:

The percentage of food and beverage expenditures that were grown within 100 miles of the institution:

List what tool your institution is using to track this information (e.g. Center for Environmental Farming Systems or CBORD):
Not applicable

List items procured for dining services from on-campus organic garden(s):

UC San Diego’s Farm 2 U is a weekly event introducing campus residents to local farmers. The farm moves to one of the six different UC San Diego colleges each Wednesday to present fresh and delicious seasonal produce and goods. This market also accepts Dining Dollars, which makes it easy for students to have access to phenomenal local food.
Farm2U has been in operation for approximately 5 weeks, and business has already quadrupled. The word is getting out about this event, and even students who aren't interested in being sustainable reap the benefits.

The percentage of total food and beverage expenditures spent by dining services to procure items from on-campus organic garden(s):

List all Fair Trade certified items purchased:

The UC San Diego Fair Trade policy targets coffee, tea, sugar, chocolate, ice cream and grains. Campus organizations have already made the switch to Fair Trade Products, and many campus vendors are also beginning to make the switch.

UC San Diego spent $650,000 on local foods and beverage expenditures; the percentage of expenditures purchased within 100 miles is not tracked separately.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.