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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Liaison Dan Wakelee
Submission Date May 1, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

California State University, Channel Islands
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Dave Nirenberg
Director of Commerical Services
University Glen Corporation
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
30

A copy of an inventory, list or sample of sustainable food and beverage purchases:
All coffee purchased is certified by Rainforest Alliance Fish purchased meets Monterey Bay Aquarium
+ Date Revised: June 29, 2015

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

We purchase many products from UNFI (United Natural Foods Inc.)

sample list of convenience store purchasing:
BACK TO NATURE APPLE BLUEBERRY GRAN
BACK TO NATURE ASST
BACK TO NATURE CRAN PECAN GRANOLA
BEAR NAKED CHOC CHIP AND PB
COMPLETE COOKIE CHOC CHIP
COMPLETE COOKIE, DOUBLE CHOCOLATE
COMPLETE COOKIE, PEANUT BUTTER
COMPLETE COOKIE, PUMPKIN
JUST DESSERT CUPCAKES
MUIR GLEN DICED TOMATOES
MUIR GLEN TOMATO PASTE
OFF THE FARM APPLE CINNAMON PECAN
OFF THE FARM BLUEBERRY VAN ALMOND
OFF THE FARM STRAW COCONUT CASHEW
RED MILL 13 BEAN SOUP MIX
RED MILL VEGETABLE SOUP MIX
RED MILLS BAKING FLOUR 22 OZ
RED MILLS BAKING FLOUR 44 OZ

+ Date Revised: July 2, 2015

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)?:
Yes

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:
15

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:

We purchase many products from UNFI (United Natural Foods Inc.)

sample list of convenience store purchasing:
BACK TO NATURE APPLE BLUEBERRY GRAN
BACK TO NATURE ASST
BACK TO NATURE CRAN PECAN GRANOLA
BEAR NAKED CHOC CHIP AND PB
COMPLETE COOKIE CHOC CHIP
COMPLETE COOKIE, DOUBLE CHOCOLATE
COMPLETE COOKIE, PEANUT BUTTER
COMPLETE COOKIE, PUMPKIN
JUST DESSERT CUPCAKES
MUIR GLEN DICED TOMATOES
MUIR GLEN TOMATO PASTE
OFF THE FARM APPLE CINNAMON PECAN
OFF THE FARM BLUEBERRY VAN ALMOND
OFF THE FARM STRAW COCONUT CASHEW
RED MILL 13 BEAN SOUP MIX
RED MILL VEGETABLE SOUP MIX
RED MILLS BAKING FLOUR 22 OZ
RED MILLS BAKING FLOUR 44 OZ

+ Date Revised: June 29, 2015

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

All coffee purchased is certified by Rainforest Alliance
Fish purchased meets Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch standards
60% of produce is purchased within 250 miles of campus


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

Under the Rainforest Alliance, coffee that is purchased by our campus helps to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.
CI fish purchases now meet Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch standards. Under this program, we pay attention to which seafood to buy or avoid. The program helps avoid harming marine life or the environment.


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
1,900,000 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 Yes Yes
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor No No
Franchises No No
Convenience stores Yes Yes
Vending services Yes Yes
Concessions No No

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 No
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:
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The website URL where information about the institution's sustainable food and beverage purchasing efforts is available:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.