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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.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.20
Liaison Meghan Chapple
Submission Date May 14, 2014
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STARS v1.2

George Washington University
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.16 / 6.00 Ronda Chapman-Duer
Sustainability Project Facilitator
Division of Operations
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Percentage of food expenditures that meet one or more of the criteria for this credit (0 - 100):
9.67

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

GW signed on to the Real Food Campus Commitment in April 2014. The university has committed to procuring 20% 'Real Food' by 2020. This challenge campaign and associated calculator tool will be implemented to track sustainable food and beverage purchasing efforts based on our 2012/13 baseline assessment. This effort will not only increase the transparency of food served on campus, but provide educational and professional development opportunities for students throughout the years ahead.


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

The 9.67% was calculated by GW student researchers with support from Sodexo based on the Real Food Calculator
http://calculator.realfoodchallenge.org
which is a tool provided by the Real Food Challenge
http://www.realfoodchallenge.org

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.