Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.82
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
OP-7: Low Impact Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00 Russ Saunkeah
General Manager
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Percentage of total dining services food purchases comprised of conventionally produced animal products:

A brief description of the methodology used to track/inventory expenditures on animal products:

Data was calculated based on inventory of all purchased products and identification of specific products that meet the criteria of this credits.

Does the institution offer diverse, complete-protein vegan dining options at all meals in at least one dining facility on campus?:

Does the institution provide labels and/or signage that distinguishes between vegan, vegetarian (not vegan), and other items?:

Are the vegan options accessible to all members of the campus community?:

A brief description of the vegan dining program, including availability, sample menus, signage and any promotional activities (e.g. “Meatless Mondays”):

The campus food services provider, Sodexo, provides vegan dining options at every meal for the two food service outlets on campus. Sodexo also provides an online nutrition calculator so that diners can analyze the calorie count and the nutrition of their meal.

A brief description of other efforts the institution has made to reduce the impact of its animal-derived food purchases:

UCCS will be moving to self-service for its dining operations in May 2014. One of the reasons for this change is to incorporate more local, organic, vegetarian, and other healthier options in our food service..

The website URL where information about the vegan dining program is available:
Annual dining services expenditures on food:
1,171,923 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on conventionally produced animal products:
417,649 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on sustainably produced animal products:
45,118 US/Canadian $

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