Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.06
Liaison Meredith Moore
Submission Date March 17, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
OP-7: Low Impact Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.53 / 3.00 Stephanie Lage
Assistant Director
Ctr for Sustainable Environment
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Percentage of total dining services food purchases comprised of conventionally produced animal products:
22

A brief description of the methodology used to track/inventory expenditures on animal products:
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Does the institution offer diverse, complete-protein vegan dining options at all meals in at least one dining facility on campus?:
Yes

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

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

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

Illinois is among the top 10 most vegan friendly campuses. Housing offers vegan supplements at all dining operations with multiple vegan entrees and sides at every meal.


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

Expansion of sustainability education; Eat Smart, Do Your Part - "Local, Sustainable, Informed." Expansion of ethnic foods - primarily plant based.


The website URL where information about the vegan dining program is available:
Annual dining services expenditures on food:
16,100,000 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on conventionally produced animal products:
3,540,000 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on sustainably produced animal products:
1,300,000 US/Canadian $

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