Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 86.09
Liaison Jennifer Andrews
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of New Hampshire
IN-8: Dining Services Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Jennifer Andrews
Project Director
Sustainability Institute
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Is at least one on-campus dining hall or food service outlet certified by one or more of the following organizations?:
Yes or No
Food for Life (Food for Life Served Here award) No
The Food Recovery Network (Food Recovery Verified) No
The Green Restaurant Association (GRA) (Two Star or higher) Yes
Green Seal (GS-55 Standard for Restaurants and Food Services) No
Leaders for Environmentally Accountable Foodservice (LEAF) No
Nordic Swan No
Responsible Epicurean and Agricultural Leadership (REAL) No
Sustainable Restaurant Association (Food Made Good, Two Stars or higher) No
An equivalent third party certification approved by AASHE No

Approximately what proportion of on-site food service outlets (by location or sales) are third party certified?:
50 percent or more

A list or brief description of each certified dining hall or food service outlet, including the certification earned:
All four 3 Star Certified Green Restaurants in the state of New Hampshire are located on the UNH campus. This includes three dining halls and one retail outlet, whose certifications were upgraded or renewed in January 2017. Holloway Commons, the largest dining hall, features multiple food stations where fresh items are cooked on demand. Stillings and Philbrook Dining Halls include specialties such as allergen friendly and vegan stations. The Dairy Bar focuses on fresh, healthy, and local (when possible) offerings for breakfast and lunch as well as sales of local ice cream. In these four outlets and across dining operations, UNH Hospitality Services has committed to sourcing local and sustainable food, recycling and composting organics, investing in energy efficient and Energy Star rated equipment and conserving water.

Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable dining certification program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Holloway Commons Dining Hall: https://www.unh.edu/dining/sites/default/files/media/2020-08/holloway-certified-green-restaurant-2018.pdf Philbrook Dining Hall: https://www.unh.edu/dining/sites/default/files/media/2020-08/philbrook-certified-green-restaurant-2018.pdf Stillings Dining Hall: https://www.unh.edu/dining/sites/default/files/media/2020-08/stillings-certified-green-restaurant-2018.pdf The Dairy Bar: http://www.unh.edu/dining/sites/www.unh.edu.dining/files/media/pdfs/db-3star-certification.pdf See also https://www.dinegreen.com/results

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