Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Nathan King
Submission Date Feb. 16, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Western Colorado University
OP-7: Low Impact Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jonathan Coady
General Manager
Sodexo
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Percentage of total dining services food purchases comprised of conventionally produced animal products:
80

A brief description of the methodology used to track/inventory expenditures on animal products:

Based on his close relationship to purchasing, the GM made an estimate.


Does the institution offer diverse, complete-protein vegan dining options at all meals in at least one dining facility on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution provide labels and/or signage that distinguishes between vegan, vegetarian (not vegan), and other items?:
Yes

Are the vegan options accessible to all members of the campus community?:
Yes

A brief description of the vegan dining program, including availability, sample menus, signage and any promotional activities (e.g. “Meatless Mondays”):

Every lunch and dinner there is a vegan option available for customers with visible signage with a nutritional profile included. As well, there is a vegan station and always a vegan and vegetarian option EVERY meal.


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

We previously attempted Meatless Mondays, but students complained so we stopped.

There are always meatless options at every meal.


The website URL where information about the vegan dining program is available:
Annual dining services expenditures on food:
1000000 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on conventionally produced animal products:
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Annual dining services expenditures on sustainably produced animal products:
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Sodexo is constantly aiming to improve it's sustainability practices, and Western's branch meets and oftentimes exceeds those aims.

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