Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.06
Liaison Andrea Trimble
Submission Date May 29, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Virginia
OP-7: Low Impact Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.80 / 3.00 Christopher Stevens
Sustainability Manager
UVA Dining
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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:

Complete review of purchase records.

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”):

There is a designated vegan/vegetarian station at each residential dining hall, for all lunch and dinner services. Vegetarian items and vegan items are both identifiable. Each dining hall participates in a Meat Free Monday program, in addition to vegetarian and vegan offerings.

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

Expanding and improving upon vegetable based menu options in residential (dining) settings.

The website URL where information about the vegan dining program is available:
Annual dining services expenditures on food:
10,240,978.55 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on conventionally produced animal products:
1,843,042.82 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on sustainably produced animal products:
60,036.91 US/Canadian $

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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