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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 Silver
Overall Score 58.51
Liaison Geory Kurtzhals
Submission Date Nov. 23, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
OP-7: Low Impact Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00 Bill Connors
Food Service Chef
University Housing
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Percentage of total dining services food purchases comprised of conventionally produced animal products:
32

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

Cbord - our food service network software inventory reports.


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”):

We have a vegan entrée menued for every meal as well as hundreds of self prepared option combinations for vegan and vegetarian students.


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

We serve an all vegetarian and vegan meal once a semester.


The website URL where information about the vegan dining program is available:
Annual dining services expenditures on food:
3,400,000 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on conventionally produced animal products:
1,100,000 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on sustainably produced animal products:
45,000 US/Canadian $

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.