Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.39
Liaison Amy Knisley
Submission Date Aug. 24, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Warren Wilson College
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.28 / 4.00 Alison Climo
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Institutional Effectiveness
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Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
32

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:

Inventory of Local Products:

 Mountain Foods (we buy a lot of local produce/products through this distributor)

 FreshPoint a national food distributor that is part of Sysco but specializes in produce and

we get a lot of local products from there.

 WWC Farm Meat/Eggs

 WWC Garden Produce/Eggs/Teas

 WWC Forest Mushrooms

 All Tofu

 Smiling Hara Tempeh

 Eggland’s Best Cage Free Eggs

 Homefree Bagels

 Roots Hummus

 Miso Masters Miso

 PET Milk (only actual milk)

 Apple Wedge Packers Apple Cider

 Azar Peanuts and Sunflower Seeds

 All Canola Oil

 Dynamite Roasters


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:
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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:
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An inventory, list or sample of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending machine, and/or concessions food and beverage purchases that are sustainably produced:
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A brief description of the sustainable food and beverage purchasing program:

We strive to produce as much local, sustainable, and organic products as possible. We rely heavily on our own farm and garden as well as distributor Mountain Foods that brings much of our local produce to campus. In addition, Sodexo developed the ASPERETTO coffee program which buys shade grown coffee harvested in a sustainable manner. Sodexo also hired a Sustainable Dining Coordinator who started working in October 2012. She will be working to increase the amount of sustainable food offered.


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

Every invoice from our dining hall is audited and recorded by student employees. The information is processed using the Real Food Challenge Calculator and our internal metrics defined by the WWC Sustainable Dining Policy.


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
674517 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 No No
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor Yes Yes
Franchises No No
Convenience stores No No
Vending services No No
Concessions No 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.) Yes

A brief description of other sustainable restaurant and food service standards that the institution’s dining services operations are certified under:
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The website URL where information about the institution's sustainable food and beverage purchasing efforts is available:

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