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Liaison Michele Mykol
Submission Date Feb. 16, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Western Colorado University
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jonathan Coady
General Manager
Sodexo
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Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
8

A copy of an inventory, list or sample of sustainable food and beverage purchases:
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An inventory, list or sample of sustainable food and beverage purchases:

For example, Sodexo purchases herbs and some greens from the student-led Organics Guild. Example of food from around Colorado includes milk & dairy, and produce (whenever it's available), including mushrooms, peaches (when available), and tofu.

Additionally, Sodexo requires their food purveyor (Sysco) to provide CO produce whenever feasible.


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:
0

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:

n/a


A brief description of the sustainable food and beverage purchasing program:

Whenever local produce is available, contracted suppliers must provide it to Sodexo.


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

Sodexo's Western State CO University branch is small, so the GM tracks things in his head and makes estimates. Original estimates came form the Real Food Challenge.


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
1000000 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 Yes No
Concessions Yes Yes

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 Yes
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:

LEED Gold Certified - Including kitchen equipment.


The website URL where information about the institution's sustainable food and beverage purchasing efforts is available:

Sodexo purchases organics, hyper-local produce from the Western Pinnacle Greenhouse whenever available, in turn, supporting a sustainable, student led farming movement.

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