Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 32.05
Liaison Gary Cocke
Submission Date June 13, 2016
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STARS v2.0

The University of Texas at Dallas
OP-7: Low Impact Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.61 / 3.00 Thea Junt
Energy Conservation and Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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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:

Chartwells utilizes a system called MyFinance which allows for the tracking of food and beverage purchases.

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”):

To accommodate the 25% of our student population that is vegetarian we have a fixed station in our resident dining hall, called greens and beans, that offers a variety of vegetarian options daily. The menu is on a 4-week cycle, just as the rest of the dining hall stations and is dedicated to providing fresh, healthy vegetarian options. We also have a wide variety of vegetarian options in the majority of our retail locations as well (see attached-vegetarian choices).

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

See attached – Menu of Change

The website URL where information about the vegan dining program is available:
Annual dining services expenditures on food:
148,857 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on conventionally produced animal products:
31,500 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on sustainably produced animal products:
117,357 US/Canadian $

Chartwells, a third-party contractor for UT Dallas Dining provided the information within this section.


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