Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.58
Liaison Steve Mital
Submission Date May 18, 2017
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STARS v2.0

University of Oregon
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.48 / 4.00 Tom Driscoll
Director of Food Services
UO Food Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
12

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:

"1) University Housing Dining venues and University Catering focus on in-season goods and local products. They are currently using products from over 45 local farms and vendors. 2)Recycled content such as non-bleached paper napkins are used in lieu of harmful bleached products whenever available. 3)We use compostable service ware such as coffee cups, drink cups, utensils, plates, and napkins. These items are collected and turned into compost at a local commercial composting site. 4) Multiple water refill stations have been installed to encourage students to refill a reusable bottle. 5) Biodiesel fuels are created from spent fryer oils.
6) Our hamburgers are from beef raised in the Pacific Northwest – where it is grass fed with NO hormones and NO antibiotics.
7) Milk is purchased from local dairies and is free of antibiotics and Bovine Growth Hormones.
8) Trans fats are not used to fry food, only non-hydrogenated rice oil to reduce the level of trans fats for a healthier diet. Rice oil is trans-fat free and high in natural antioxidants.
9) A wide selection of both vegan and vegetarian entrees and award winning vegetarian menus (over 18,000 lbs of tofu and 1,500 lbs of tempeh a year) is available daily in addition to authentic international favorites such as Kimchee, Sushi, and Thai Curries.
10) Baking flour comes from Shepherd’s Grain, a locally grown wheat that is direct tilled in a sustainable manner and it tastes great.
11) Coffee served is fresh, locally roasted, organic and fair-trade certified from Allann Brothers Coffee delivered to us within 36 hours of roasting.
12) Styrofoam is not used by Dining Services.
13) We locally source sustainable pole caught tuna fish from Oregon water for use in our venues.
14) Unused foods are donated to the local food bank for families in need.
15) We use compostable service ware such as coffee cups, drink cups, plates, napkins, etc, that are collected and turned into compost at a commercial composting site."


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)?:
No

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:
0

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:
An inventory, list or sample of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending machine, and/or concessions food and beverage purchases that are sustainably produced:

NA


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

NACUFS National Association of College and University Food Services Sustainability Guide.


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

NACUFS Professional Practices Manual, Chapter 16 on Sustainability.


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
6,033,666.48 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 Yes 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:

NA


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

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