Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.79
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

Western Kentucky University
IN-8: Dining Services Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.50 Cara Walters
Interim Sustainability Coordinator
WKU Office of Sustainability
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Is at least one on-campus dining hall or food service outlet certified by one or more of the following organizations?:
Yes or No
Food for Life (Food for Life Served Here award) ---
The Food Recovery Network (Food Recovery Verified) Yes
The Green Restaurant Association (GRA) (Two Star or higher) Yes
Green Seal (GS-55 Standard for Restaurants and Food Services) ---
Leaders for Environmentally Accountable Foodservice (LEAF) ---
Nordic Swan ---
Responsible Epicurean and Agricultural Leadership (REAL) ---
Sustainable Restaurant Association (Food Made Good, Two Stars or higher) ---
An equivalent third party certification approved by AASHE ---

Approximately what proportion of on-site food service outlets (by location or sales) are third party certified?:
Fewer than 50 percent

A list or brief description of each certified dining hall or food service outlet, including the certification earned:

WKU is a Food Recovery verified institution. End of day food resources are collected from 4 dining locations on campus each day and distributed through the WKU Food Pantry or distributed to seven partner organizations in the Bowling Green community. In less than a year, they recovered 1,800 lbs of food.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable dining certification program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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