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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 Bronze
Overall Score 42.59
Liaison Jeffrey Clark
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Lawrence University
OP-7: Low Impact Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.31 / 3.00 Jeff Clark
Professor
Geology
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Percentage of total dining services food purchases comprised of conventionally produced animal products:
25.35

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

Bon Appetit Management


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”):

The cafeteria offers a variety of vegan and vegetarian options at breakfast, lunch and dinner. The campus daily menu website allows students to sort by vegan/vegetarian options. Every Monday is meatless. There is always one station in the cafeteria that is vegan and vegetarian, but that is not the only food that meets those requirements. There are vegan and vegetarian options at every station. There are always alternatives to the meat options as well.


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

Bon Appetit at Lawrence University supports local agriculture, only serves seafood that meets seafood Watch Sustainability Guidelines, chicken and turkey are raised with a reduced amount of antibiotic use, switched to rBGH-free milk, sources eggs from cage-free hens, and prioritizes plant based proteins. Meat is not as prominent in marketing so that students can see all the alternative options to meat. Ground beef comes from animals fed a vegetarian diet, and they are never given antibiotics or artificial hormones. Ground beed comes from a third-party verified humane source. Then contracted pork is never given antibiotics or growth promoters and comes from sows that spend their pregnancies in group housing, without being confined unnecessarily to gestation crates.


The website URL where information about the vegan dining program is available:
Annual dining services expenditures on food:
804,561 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on conventionally produced animal products:
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Annual dining services expenditures on sustainably produced animal products:
203,968 US/Canadian $

Used for the description of other efforts the institution has made to reduce the impact of its animal derived food purchases: http://www.bamco.com/sourcing/

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