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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 Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Matthew Williams
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of Florida
Tier2-5: Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Leah Chapman
Sustainability Manager
Gator Dining Services
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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:

We are currently composting our coffee grounds from all of our coffee locations as well as our lemon rinds for the Chick-Fil-A on campus. We are distributing used coffee grounds throughout the campus & community for reuse in farming, composting, and landscaping. These can help replace the use of chemical-intensive fertilizers.

o Reusing over 6,000 lbs of coffee grounds per year

We are working on putting together a full scale food waste composting system within the next year.


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

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