Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.70
Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date Sept. 22, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Colorado Boulder
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.31 / 4.00 Lauren Heising
Director
Housing-Administration
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Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
26.70

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

Sample list attached above


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)?:
Yes

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:
17.87

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:

Convenience Stores
• Organic cereals: Boulder Granola (http://www.bouldergranola.com/); Gorilla Munch and Oatmeals (http://us.naturespath.com)
• Fair trade, organic and Rain Forest Alliance Coffee (http://elevationcoffee.com/)
• Evol Burritos (http://evolfoods.com)
• Organic beverages: Guayaki Yerba Mate(http://guayaki.com), Purity Organic juices and coconut water (http://purityorganic.com)
• Local beverages: Big B’s Organic Juices (http://www.bigbjuices.com)
• Rudi’s Organic breads (http://www.rudisbakery.com)
• Breadworks (http://www.breadworks.net)
• Local Milk and other dairy products (http://www.robinsondairy.com)
• Applegate Farms deli turkey, chicken and black forest ham (http://www.applegate.com)
• Amy’s Kitchen – frozen entrees and snacks (http://www.amyskitchen.com)
• Stonyfield Organic Yogurt (http://www.stonyfield.com)
• Boulder Ice Cream (http://www.bouldericecream.com)


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

" We adhere to, and in some cases, surpass CU Boulder's Fair Food Statement of Values: The University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) seeks to enhance the sustainability experience of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors by providing food that is healthy for people and our planet. We encourage social and environmental justice in purchasing through the humane treatment of all living things, safe and fair working conditions and agricultural practices, and stewardship of ecosystems while operating in an economically sound manner. CU-Boulder endeavors to support practices and vendors that actively seek strategies to reduce the overall amount of pesticides and carbon footprint, support Colorado economies, and stand alongside our peer institutions and private organizations in promoting a healthier, more sustainable agricultural system without significant financial impact on the university."

CU-Boulder encourages its suppliers to support these practices and to share CU-Boulder's values with others in order to have a global effect on sustainability.


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

We utilize CBORD FSS and track different attributes including Local, Organic, Natural Proteins, Other 3rd party certifications


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
10,349,524.20 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 Yes Yes
Vending services No No
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:

Local Food Shift - signed 10% Local Food Pledge (http://localfoodshift.com/); Favorite Vegan Friendly Colleges - ranked #8 2013-14 (http://www.peta2.com/feature/vegan-college-ranking/); researching Green Restaurant Association certification


The website URL where information about the institution's sustainable food and beverage purchasing efforts is available:

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