Food: Accomplishments

 

Accomplishments

  • 10% of produce purchases organic and locally grown.
  • Created new distributor agreements with the local farmer’s market and other local farmers.
  • Purchase sustainably harvested seafood.
  • Purchase ENERGY STAR food service equipment.
  • 100% of disposable serviceware products are compostable.
  • 100% of recyclable materials in dining operations are recycled.
  • 8,000 gallons of used cooking oil recycled into biodiesel.
  • 100% of pre-consumer food waste is composted.
  • Started a pilot post-consumer composting program in De La Guerra Dining Commons.
  • Formed the Community Sustainability Committee with members from campus, local non-profits, and local farmers.
  • Student Fellowship Intern program.

UCen

  • 7% of produce purchases organic and locally grown.
  • 74% of coffee purchases are organic, fair trade, or a combination of both.
  • 6,000 gallons of used cooking oil recycled into biodiesel.