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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-T2-7: Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Ronda Chapman-Duer
Sustainability Project Facilitator
Division of Operations
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Does the institution have a pre-consumer food waste composting program?:
Yes

A brief description of the pre-consumer food waste composting program:

The Sodexo kitchen operated at the Pelham Commons cafeteria at the university's Mount Vernon Campus is the only kitchen that currently participates in pre-consumer food waste collection.

We are currently exploring extending the practice at the Foggy Bottom main campus in 2014.


The overall percentage of meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:
100

The percentage of meal plan meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:
0

The percentage of retail facility meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:
100

The percentage of conference meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:
0

The website URL where information about the composting program is available:

Pelham Commons is a small dining venue on Mount Vernon that serves food in a retail-environment.

GW does not have a traditional dining program. Rather, there are a few central eateries managed by Sodexo. Other food choices available to students are through a network of vendors on and near the urban campus – such as Whole Foods – that accept funds through the student GWorld card.

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