Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.39
Liaison Brian Liechti
Submission Date Aug. 24, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Warren Wilson College
OP-7: Low Impact Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.13 / 3.00 Alison Climo
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Institutional Effectiveness
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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:

The head of Sodexo at Warren Wilson College estimated the total amount spent annually on conventionally produced animal products.

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”):

We have a separate vegan cafe, Cowpie Cafe, where roughly 35% of the student population eats. Additionally, a vegan alternative is offered at every meal in our main dining hall, meaning 100% of the student body has access to vegan food at every meal

A group of motivated Warren Wilson students started -- and run -- Cowpie Cafe. Students learn about vegetarian and vegan cooking, and work with the college's organically managed garden to source vegetables as locally as possible.

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

In 2000 a vegan/vegetarian dining hall was opened (instead of a grill with burgers and such). We also have dairy-free milk available at all meals/locations. Gladfelter dining hall also has vegan/vegetarian options at every meal.

The website URL where information about the vegan dining program is available:
Annual dining services expenditures on food:
595,618 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on conventionally produced animal products:
90,000 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on sustainably produced animal products:
145,000 US/Canadian $

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